IntelBX80623I72600K
IntelBX80684I58400

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.4GHz Sandy Bridge (2011)

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 59,288 user samples
44,228 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 44% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 44% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 149th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
15,060 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 31st / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
68.3 % 91.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+34%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
98.7 Pts 120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
332 Pts 463 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+39%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
489 Pts 674 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+38%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 125 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 486 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts 720 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+17%
Market Share
Based on 9,377,165 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.57 % 1.26 % Hugely higher market share.
+121%
Value
Value For Money
62.2 % 112 % Hugely better value.
+80%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 104 % Much more popular.
+70%
Price
Price (score)
$375 $169 Much cheaper.
+55%
Age
Newest
89 Months 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+91%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+21%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
121 Pts 122 Pts +1%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
121 Pts 129 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+7%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
445 Pts 473 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+6%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
449 Pts 501 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+12%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
598 Pts 700 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+17%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
616 Pts 742 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+20%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge (2011) Coffee Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 9 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 14 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
850 MHz 350 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
2 3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.35 GHz 1.05 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0

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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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