IntelBX80684I58400
AMDYD1400BBAEBOX

6 Cores, 6 Threads
@2.8GHz Coffee Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,267 user samples
15,113 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
12,154 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 156th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+35%
67.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+28%
93.9 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
463 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+40%
331 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
674 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+28%
527 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
112 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
485 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
419 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
720 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+13%
638 Pts
Market Share
Based on 9,365,776 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.21 % Hugely higher market share.
+256%
0.34 %
Value
Value For Money
110 % Better value.
+22%
90.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
104 % More popular.
+20%
87 %
Price
Price (score)
$179 $136 Cheaper.
+24%
Age
Newest
8 Months Much more recent.
+43%
14 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+18%
3.4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
122 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+13%
108 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+11%
116 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
473 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+17%
406 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
501 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+17%
429 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
700 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+13%
617 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
743 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+16%
640 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The i5-8400 is a competitively priced hex-core processor from Intel’s 8th generation of Core processors (Coffee Lake). Along with the release of the unlocked i5-8600K, this is the first time that six-core processors have featured in the i5 line-up. Like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8400 is based upon an improved version of Intel’s 14nm architecture which featured in both Skylake and Kaby Lake. Early benchmarks reveal that for average quad core usage (most games employ a maximum of four cores) the i5-8400 performs way above its pay grade. It achieves quad core mixed speeds close to Intel’s outgoing 2017 flagship the $300, quad-core, 8 thread i7-7700k, which to date has been a strong favourite for high-end gaming setups. On paper, the i5-8400 has a base clock of 2.8 GHz (Intel are significantly downplaying the performance of this SKU by giving it a relatively low nominal base clock), an all core boost of 3.8 GHz (this is the effective base clock figure that counts) and a single core boost of 4 GHz. This compares reasonably well to the i5-8600K which has a base clock of 3.6 GHz, all core boost of 4.1 GHz and a single core boost of 4.3 GHz. The i5-8400 also features 9MB of L3 cache and an energy-thrifty TDP of 65W. Priced at under $190, the i5-8400 offers fantastic value for money. Unfortunately, like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8400 will require a new 300 series motherboard, and at the time of writing, the only available version is Intel’s high-end Z370 which isn't an ideal pairing for the i5-8400. The Z series motherboards are designed to cater for the unlocked and overclockable "K" SKUs. Cheaper 300 series motherboards will be available in 2018 at which time the 8400 will offer even better value for money. [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 1400 is the entry-level chip from AMD's latest Ryzen 5 series which is aimed at the mainstream market. The 1400 is a budget quad core, 8 threaded CPU with base/boost clocks of 3.2/3.4 GHz. Like most the other non-X Ryzen CPUs the 1400 comes with a decent cooler included in the box (Wraith Stealth in this case). Modestly priced at $169 the 1400 is in direct competition with Intel's recent Kaby Lake dual core, four threaded i3-7350k which runs at a base clock of 4.2GHz. The 1400's 8 threads allow a near 40% lead in multi-core processing, but for single-core tasks the 7350K is 45% faster. The Ryzen 5 1500X commands a $20 premium and offers a 25% increase in effective speed over the 1400. Although the 1400 only has a base clock of 3.2 GHz it should more or less match the 1500X when overclocked. Provided it is overclocked, the 1400 joins the other non-X Ryzen models in offering the best bang for your buck. Users not keen on overclocking would probably do better to consider the 1500X at this price point. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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