IntelBX80662I56500
IntelBX80684I58400

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.2GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 219,617 user samples
110,378 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 41% Base clock 3.2 GHz
Poor: 41% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 205th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
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
56.8 % 78.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+38%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
96.9 Pts 116 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
192 Pts 230 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
353 Pts 447 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+27%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
360 Pts 633 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+76%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
364 Pts 641 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+76%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 122 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
213 Pts 242 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts 475 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
405 Pts 694 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+71%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
408 Pts 698 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+71%
Market Share
Based on 19,404,473 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.66 % 1.04 % Much higher market share.
+58%
Value
Value For Money
68.1 % 88.3 % Better value.
+30%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 71 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$144 Cheaper.
+20%
$179
Age
Newest
47 Months 22 Months Much more recent.
+53%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
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
3.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 9 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$192.00 - $202.00 N/A
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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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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