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IntelBX80684I58400

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 67,188 user samples
25,240 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 40th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
41,948 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.4 % 89 % +2%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
421 Pts 451 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
920 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+41%
653 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 122 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts 478 Pts +2%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1013 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+44%
702 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,151,029 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.85 % Much higher market share.
+61%
1.15 %
Value
Value For Money
110 % Slightly better value.
+8%
102 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
89 % 116 % Much more popular.
+30%
Price
Price (score)
$157 Cheaper.
+22%
$200
Age
Newest
6 Months Much more recent.
+54%
13 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+21%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4 GHz +3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts 118 Pts +4%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts 128 Pts +4%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
452 Pts 462 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
489 Pts 501 Pts +2%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
980 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+45%
674 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1019 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+38%
741 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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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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