Intel
$225
IntelBX8070110400F
 $225 

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.5GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2012.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.9GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 96,667 user samples
41,331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 60% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 60%
SPEED RANK: 698th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
55,336 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
51.8 % 88.2 % Much faster effective speed.
+70%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
76.6 Pts 90.4 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
65.3 Pts 123 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+88%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 241 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+119%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts 462 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+192%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
162 Pts 764 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+372%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
89.4 Pts 95.7 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
80.5 Pts 129 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+60%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts 254 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+75%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
196 Pts 500 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+155%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
196 Pts 822 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+319%
Market Share
Based on 44,008,527 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 0.96 % Hugely higher market share.
+700%
Value
Value For Money
54.9 % 103 % Hugely better value.
+87%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 93 % Much more popular.
+75%
Price
Price (score)
$225 $160 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
113 Months 13 Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
35 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+46%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 2.9 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.1 GHz 4.3 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+39%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
196 Pts 1011 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+416%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
161 Pts 968 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+501%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCBGA1023 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'12 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
3 MB SmartCache 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
AVX Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 14 nm
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.1 GHz 4.30 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
16 GB 128 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21.3 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mmx37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023) 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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The i5-10400F is a six-core hyperthreaded CPU from Intel’s latest Comet Lake series of desktop processors. This 65 W CPU has single core and all core boost frequencies of 4.3 GHz and 4.0 GHz, respectively. Whilst the 10400F will require a new LGA1200 motherboard, such as the Z490, Intel have guaranteed that the next generation of Rocket Lake CPUs will also be compatible with this chipset. The 10400F is aimed at mid-tier gaming PC builds, and as such, ships with a cooler but without integrated graphics. Despite being officially launched in Q2 of 2020, at the time of writing, the 10400F is still not widely available. Compared to the similarly priced Ryzen 5 3600, the 10400F’s lower memory latency gives it the lead in gaming and effective speed benchmarks. Since the Ryzen architecture creates a gaming bottleneck, it is necessary to upgrade to a higher tier, Intel CPU for better gaming performance. On the other hand comparing the i5-10400F and the i3-10100 shows that the 10100 offers comparable gaming performance for 22% less money whilst also including integrated graphics. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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