IntelBX80684I58400
IntelBX80677I77700K

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.2GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 166,018 user samples
9,970 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1084
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
156,048 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 17th / 1084
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.1 % 99.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 140 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
468 Pts 489 Pts +4%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
687 Pts 741 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts 566 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
723 Pts 826 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 8,432,846 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.15 % 2.51 % Hugely higher market share.
+118%
Value
Value For Money
111 % Slightly better value.
+11%
99.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
107 % 133 % More popular.
+24%
Price
Price (score)
$179 Much cheaper.
+38%
$290
Age
Newest
6 Months Much more recent.
+60%
15 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
91 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 4.2 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+50%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
122 Pts 152 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+25%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts 159 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+23%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
476 Pts 548 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
504 Pts 581 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
703 Pts 761 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+8%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
744 Pts 873 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+17%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017) Kaby Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
9 MB 8 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $339.00 - $350.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015D (130W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.15 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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 Core i7-7700K is Intel’s flagship Kaby Lake based CPU which is reported to have the same IPC as its predecessor, Skylake. Comparing the 7700K and 6700K shows that both average effective speed and peak overclocked speed are up by 7%. Most of the increase in average effective speed is explained by the 5% boost in base clocks from 4.0 to 4.2 GHz. The improved peak lab speed is attributable to a combination of better overclocking capacity and improvements in Intel’s speedshift technology which make the 7700K slightly more responsive. Kaby Lake also has marginally better HD 630 integrated graphics. The i7-7700K is priced similarly to the i7-6700K so for top end gaming and workstation builds, the 7700K is the clear choice for 2017. AMD’s Ryzen will release later this year so things could change at that time. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

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