Intel
IntelBX80684I58400
  

2 Cores, 2 Threads @1.04 GHz, Braswell.
Release date ≈ Q4 2016.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 116,013 user samples
181 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 10% Base clock 1.05 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 6% Base clock 1.05 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 6% Great: 10%
SPEED RANK: 1068th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 15%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
115,832 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
8.76 % 78.8 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+799%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
25.1 Pts 116 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+362%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
47.9 Pts 230 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+380%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
49.7 Pts 449 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+803%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
50.6 Pts 638 Pts Insanely faster octa-core speed.
+1,161%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
50.3 Pts 647 Pts Insanely faster 64-core speed.
+1,186%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
27.9 Pts 122 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+337%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
55.2 Pts 242 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+338%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
55.9 Pts 477 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+753%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
56 Pts 694 Pts Insanely faster OC octa-core speed.
+1,139%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
55.6 Pts 697 Pts Insanely faster OC 64-core speed.
+1,154%
Market Share
Based on 21,082,021 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 1.03 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 70 % Much more popular.
+40%
Age
Newest
35+ Months 24 Months Much more recent.
+31%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'16 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
2 MB L2 9 MB
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$107.00 N/A
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
8 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L-1600 DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 400 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
320.00 MHz 350 MHz
InTru 3D Tech
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
No Yes
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
8 GB 64 GB
Package Size
Package Size
25mm x 27mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
OS Guard
Intel® OS Guard
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x4/2x2/1x2 + 2x1/4x1 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
4 16

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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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