IntelBX80684I58400
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6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.8GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 51,887 user samples
27,212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
24,675 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.4 % 91.9 % +3%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
109 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
454 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
428 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
657 Pts 1208 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+84%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts +4% 118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
477 Pts +1% 470 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
703 Pts 1330 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+89%
Market Share
Based on 10,346,816 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.54 % Hugely higher market share.
+196%
0.52 %
Value
Value For Money
107 % Slightly better value.
+12%
95.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
112 % Slightly more popular.
+14%
98 %
Price
Price (score)
$180 Much cheaper.
+31%
$262
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+41%
17 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.8 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+29%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts +4% 114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts +4% 123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
462 Pts +3% 450 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
499 Pts +2% 489 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
678 Pts 1291 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+90%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
739 Pts 1344 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+82%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
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 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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