IntelBX80684I58400
AMDAD789KXDJCHBX

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

Release date ≈ Q1 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 42,702 user samples
40,393 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
2,309 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% Base clock 4.7 GHz
Worst Bench: 35% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 35% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 342nd / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.4 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+83%
48.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+65%
70.7 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
454 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+83%
248 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
657 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+158%
255 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+49%
82.3 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
477 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+61%
296 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
705 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+140%
294 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,605,804 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.32 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,200%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % Much better value.
+63%
62.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
111 % Hugely more popular.
+88%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$205 $151 Cheaper.
+26%
Age
Newest
12 Months Much more recent.
+60%
30+ Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
119 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+38%
86 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+60%
79.9 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
460 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+41%
326 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
499 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+105%
243 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
675 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+106%
327 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
740 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+210%
239 Pts
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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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