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IntelBX80684I58400

Release date ≈ Q3 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 37,406 user samples
133 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 150% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 120% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 120% Great: 150%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 133%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 291%
UFO
37,273 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
133 % Much faster effective speed.
+49%
89.2 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts 117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+5%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
423 Pts 453 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
4286 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+555%
654 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts 123 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
471 Pts 476 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
5077 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+622%
703 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,618,908 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.3 % Insanely higher market share.
+12,900%
Value
Value For Money
68.9 % 95.9 % Much better value.
+39%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 111 % Much more popular.
+54%
Price
Price (score)
$1,666 $240 Hugely cheaper.
+86%
Age
Newest
2+ Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
12 Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts 118 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts 128 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
451 Pts 459 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
493 Pts 499 Pts +1%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
4805 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+613%
674 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
5260 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+612%
739 Pts
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AMD's new top-of-the-line Ryzen Threadripper is now here, boasting 32 cores at a base clock of 3.0Ghz and a boost of 4.2Ghz. On paper, it seems like a processor with tremendous value for money, with an MSRP of $1799, $200 less than Intel's top-end i9-7980XE, while offering 32 cores compared to the Intel's 18 cores. However, benchmarks show that this processor, despite its monstrous multi-core performance of over 4000 points in UserBenchmark and over 5000cb in Cinebench R15, real-world performance, especially in Windows 10 (due to Window's scheduler) is severely hampered by memory bandwidth limitations due to X399 only supporting Quad-channel ram (compared to EPYC's Octa-channel support). This means that only 2 of the 4 dies (16 cores) are directly connected to the RAM, while the remaining 2 dies have to go through the infinity fabric. Running the 2990WX on Linux improves its performance in some cases, but the memory bandwidth bottleneck is a hardware limitation. As such, in many real-world applications, the 2950X and the i9-7980XE beats the 2990WX, especially in memory intensive workloads and gaming. That being said, users should consider the 2950X, which is half the price of the 2990WX and in many applications outperforms the 2990WX. [Aug '18 geistrucker]

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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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