IntelBX80677I37100
IntelBX80684I59400F

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.9GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 167,326 user samples
52,923 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 349th / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
114,403 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
67.1 % 87.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+31%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.2 Pts 90.3 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 119 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
189 Pts 235 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+24%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
284 Pts 460 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+62%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
289 Pts 650 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+125%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.3 Pts 95.4 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 125 Pts +4%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
224 Pts 248 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
323 Pts 487 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+51%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
323 Pts 714 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+121%
Market Share
Based on 31,699,250 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.25 % 1.36 % Hugely higher market share.
+444%
Value
Value For Money
85.1 % 104 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 211 % Hugely more popular.
+225%
Price
Price (score)
$117 Cheaper.
+23%
$151
Age
Newest
43 Months 18 Months Much more recent.
+58%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
51 Watts More energy efficient.
+22%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+34%
2.9 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.1 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
327 Pts 715 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+119%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
292 Pts 658 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+125%
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q1'19
Cache
Cache
3 MB 9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2666
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No

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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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