IntelBX80684I58400
AMDFD832EWMHKBOX

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

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8 Cores, 8 Threads @3.2GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 155,795 user samples
134,689 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1202
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
21,106 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 53% Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 30% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 30% Great: 53%
SPEED RANK: 483rd / 1202
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+90%
41.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+79%
64.9 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
229 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+86%
123 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+99%
224 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
635 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+69%
375 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+55%
78.9 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+55%
156 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+64%
291 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
692 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+38%
503 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,381,925 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.01 % Hugely higher market share.
+910%
0.1 %
Value
Value For Money
87.4 % Much better value.
+69%
51.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
77 % More popular.
+22%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$194 $127 Much cheaper.
+35%
Age
Newest
26 Months Much more recent.
+59%
63 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
695 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+38%
503 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
642 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+68%
383 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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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The FX-8320E is a Vishera eight core processor based on AMD’s Piledriver architecture. The ‘E’ in the FX-8320E denotes energy efficiency with the FX-8320E boasting a TDP of 95 Watts which is relatively low for FX processors. The FX-8320E was launched in September 2014 at the same time as the FX-8370E. Comparing the 8370E and 8320E shows that the performance profiles are similar with the 25% more expensive 8370E edging ahead, particularly on single core workloads. The 8370E is clocked slightly higher with base/turbo frequencies of 3.3/4.3 GHz versus the 8320E’s 3.2/4.0 GHz. Overall the 8320E scores a mediocre effective speed of 70. Whilst this is sufficient for the majority of desktop applications: web-surfing, word-processing and playing movies, better single-core performance is offered by any number of Intel processors. [Dec '14 CPUPro]

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