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IntelBX80684I58400

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.5GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q2 2012.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 149,128 user samples
39,889 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 35% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 17% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 17% Great: 35%
SPEED RANK: 576th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
109,239 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
29.9 % 78.3 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+162%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
70.4 Pts 116 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+65%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 230 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+90%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
178 Pts 447 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+151%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
182 Pts 633 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+248%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
184 Pts 641 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+248%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
83.7 Pts 122 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+46%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts 242 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+59%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts 475 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+129%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts 694 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+235%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts 698 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+237%
Market Share
Based on 19,384,291 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.27 % 1.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+278%
Value
Value For Money
31.5 % 88.3 % Hugely better value.
+180%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 70 % More popular.
+25%
Price
Price (score)
$230 $179 Cheaper.
+22%
Age
Newest
88 Months 22 Months Much more recent.
+75%
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 6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 2.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.1 GHz 4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+29%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCBGA1023 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
3 MB SmartCache 9 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$225.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.05 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1023) 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
1 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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