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IntelBX80684I58400

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 122,077 user samples
21,641 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
100,436 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
79 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
117 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+12%
231 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
501 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+11%
451 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
815 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+27%
641 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1050 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+63%
646 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
122 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
242 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
537 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
476 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
880 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+27%
694 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1119 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+60%
698 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,451,131 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.74 % Hugely higher market share.
+156%
1.07 %
Value
Value For Money
97.5 % Slightly better value.
+9%
89.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
133 % Hugely more popular.
+85%
72 %
Price
Price (score)
$198 $179 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+95%
22 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
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
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
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 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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