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IntelBX80684I58400
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6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.8GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 268,918 user samples
130,327 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
138,591 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 64th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.5 % 79.8 % +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts +2% 116 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
231 Pts 231 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 450 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
731 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+15%
638 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts +2% 122 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
244 Pts +1% 242 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts +1% 477 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
810 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+17%
694 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,611,041 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.48 % Much higher market share.
+53%
0.97 %
Value
Value For Money
95.1 % Slightly better value.
+9%
87.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
149 % Hugely more popular.
+94%
77 %
Price
Price (score)
$145 Cheaper.
+28%
$200
Age
Newest
19 Months More recent.
+27%
26 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+29%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1020 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+46%
699 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
955 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+47%
648 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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