AMD100-100000065BOX
IntelBX80684I58400

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
310 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+33%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 107 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+6%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
134 EFps 138 EFps +3%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
131 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+7%
123 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
120 EFps 130 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+8%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 463,383 user samples
189,099 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
274,284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 97th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.7 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
84.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.4 Pts 87.8 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+34%
114 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
302 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+33%
227 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
558 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+27%
440 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
915 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+47%
624 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.1 Pts +1% 94.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
161 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+32%
122 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
319 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+32%
242 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
632 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+34%
473 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1003 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+46%
688 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,398,007 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.37 % Hugely higher market share.
+418%
0.65 %
Value
Value For Money
97.6 % +1% 96.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % Much more popular.
+51%
61 %
Price
Price (score)
$259 $172 Much cheaper.
+34%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+79%
47 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
3.7 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+32%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+15%
4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1291 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+87%
692 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1177 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+86%
632 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen3 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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