IntelBX80646I74790
IntelBX80684I58400

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 101,726 user samples
69,417 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 93rd / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
32,309 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.7 % 89.2 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
363 Pts 452 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+25%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
556 Pts 655 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+18%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 123 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
430 Pts 478 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
597 Pts 704 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+18%
Market Share
Based on 10,976,739 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.91 % 1.4 % Much higher market share.
+54%
Value
Value For Money
73.1 % 103 % Much better value.
+40%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 114 % Much more popular.
+68%
Price
Price (score)
$308 $200 Much cheaper.
+35%
Age
Newest
52 Months 11 Months Much more recent.
+79%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+23%
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
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+29%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
117 Pts 118 Pts +1%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts 128 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+8%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
436 Pts 462 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+6%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
434 Pts 499 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
565 Pts 677 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+20%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
606 Pts 738 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+22%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 9 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015C (65W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.05 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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The Core i7-4790 is the third upgrade to Intel's flagship quad core hyper-threaded CPU. This version, like its predecessor the i7-4771, gets a 100 MHz bump in stock frequency and additionally the i7-4790 also gets a 100 MHz turbo frequency bump. These improvements (~4%) are marginal and practically impossible to discern in day to day use. Looking at a benchmark comparison between the 4771 and 4790 verifies that there is little difference between the two CPUs. Although the i7-4790 isn't much of a step forward, it's still one of the best (locked) mainstream processors on the market. AMD hasn't been able to compete with Intel on single threaded performance for several years, consequently Intel have no need to push the envelope. Overclockers should wait for the 4790K which is rumoured to be released shortly. [May '14 CPUPro]

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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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