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IntelBX80684I59400F

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

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 107 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+6%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps 123 EFps +3%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps +1% 130 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 372,273 user samples
282,580 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1241
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
89,693 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.1 GHz
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1241
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.5 % 88.3 % +3%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.1 Pts 91.5 Pts Lower memory latency.
+14%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+10%
119 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
235 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
488 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
460 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
804 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+22%
657 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
90 Pts 95.8 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
125 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
248 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
540 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
489 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
878 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+23%
716 Pts
Market Share
Based on 28,736,021 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.63 % Hugely higher market share.
+262%
1.28 %
Value
Value For Money
98.4 % 102 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
197 % 211 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$167 $165 +1%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+33%
15 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.
+24%
2.9 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +2% 4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1136 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+58%
718 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1050 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+59%
662 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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