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6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.9GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 40,677 user samples
1,246 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 53% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 38% Base clock 2.8 GHz
Poor: 38% Great: 53%
SPEED RANK: 368th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
39,431 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
49.4 % 82.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+67%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
70 Pts 120 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+71%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts 238 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+69%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts 465 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+64%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
499 Pts 666 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+33%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
77.8 Pts 126 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+62%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts 248 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+60%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
302 Pts 490 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+62%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
596 Pts 714 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+20%
Market Share
Based on 22,715,049 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.25 % Insanely higher market share.
+12,400%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 182 % Hugely more popular.
+264%
Age
Newest
68+ Months 10 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1102 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+54%
715 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
990 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+48%
671 Pts
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Intel’s Core i5-9400F is a hex-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 2.9 / 4.1 GHz, 9 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler but it does not have integrated graphics like the “non-F” variants. Although the 9400F is compatible with the enthusiast grade Z390 chipset it is normally paired with a better value for money B360 motherboard. At its launch the i5-9400F retailed for $180 but prices have dropped to the point ($135) that it now represents an excellent value proposition to gamers. Comparing the i5-9400F to the Ryzen 3600 shows that the 3600 is 8% better for quad-core processing but it costs 40% ($50) more than the 9400F. Ordinarily higher quad-core performance would result in better gaming but the Ryzen 3000 memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. Gamers can invest the $50 savings in a better GPU, for example by upgrading from an AMD RX 570 to an RX 580. Since the GPU makes the most difference to gaming, the end result is a system which offers far superior real world gaming performance for similar money. For those gamers who demand the best of the best, it is necessary to jump to one of the higher frequency SKUs such as the 9600K but for everyone else the i5-9400F offers unparalleled value. [Aug '19 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $260Crucial MX500 250GB $44
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $58
Intel Core i7-9700K $360Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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