IntelBX80684I58400
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.2GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 51,235 user samples
2,682 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
48,553 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
82.2 % -12%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
103 Pts -17%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
469 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
398 Pts -18%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
688 Pts -25% 862 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+25%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
115 Pts -10%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
488 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
455 Pts -7%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
725 Pts -36% 985 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+36%
Market Share
Based on 6,870,073 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.38 % -466% 2.15 % Hugely higher market share.
+466%
Value
Value For Money
106 % Slightly better value.
+12%
94.7 % -12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % -81% 123 % Hugely more popular.
+81%
Price
Price (score)
$201 -0% $200 +0%
Age
Newest
3 Months Much more recent.
+67%
9 Months -67%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 0% 65 Watts 0%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 0% 6 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads -100% 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.8 GHz -14% 3.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz -11%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
122 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
111 Pts -10%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+8%
120 Pts -8%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
476 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+9%
438 Pts -9%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
504 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+7%
473 Pts -7%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
707 Pts -35% 953 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+35%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
745 Pts -33% 991 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+33%
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 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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