AMD100-100000159BOX
$120
IntelBX80684I59400F
 $120 

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q2 2020.

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
251 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+8%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
99 EFps 107 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+8%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
113 EFps 123 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+9%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
128 EFps 130 EFps +2%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 113,357 user samples
2,807 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 103rd / 1257
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
110,550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 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: 92%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 1257
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.5 % 87 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.7 Pts 89.8 Pts Lower memory latency.
+13%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+14%
119 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
263 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+12%
235 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
458 Pts +0% 456 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
725 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
648 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
88.4 Pts 95.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
125 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
248 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
524 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
488 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
786 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
715 Pts
Market Share
Based on 31,471,952 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.18 % 1.22 % Hugely higher market share.
+578%
Value
Value For Money
104 % +2% 102 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
115 % 212 % Hugely more popular.
+84%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Cheaper.
+23%
$155
Age
Newest
2 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
18 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
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
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+31%
2.9 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz +5% 4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
786 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
715 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
730 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+12%
654 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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 a 2060S to a 2070S. 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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