IntelBX80684I58400
AMDFD8350FRHKBOX

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

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8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 320,453 user samples
100,436 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
220,017 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 38% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 38% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 290th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79 % Much faster effective speed.
+65%
47.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+58%
74 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
231 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+63%
142 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+68%
269 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
641 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+40%
459 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
646 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+39%
465 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+49%
81.7 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+51%
160 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+54%
309 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
694 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+29%
537 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
698 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+29%
540 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,495,697 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.08 % Slightly higher market share.
+11%
0.97 %
Value
Value For Money
89.1 % Much better value.
+42%
62.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % 73 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$179 $105 Much cheaper.
+41%
Age
Newest
22 Months Much more recent.
+73%
82 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
125 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 4 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+43%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.2 GHz +5%
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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In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The AMD is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a server proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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