IntelBX80684I58400
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+18%
198 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
107 EFps Better GTAV EFps.
+11%
96 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps +2% 135 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
123 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+9%
113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
130 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+13%
115 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 491,808 user samples
312,220 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 212th / 1445
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
179,588 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 332nd / 1445
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.8 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
73.3 %
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Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
84.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
76.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
113 Pts +5% 108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
224 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
210 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
434 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
377 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
564 Pts 621 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+10%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.2 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+12%
83.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
120 Pts +2% 118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
237 Pts +2% 232 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
471 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
446 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
657 Pts 676 Pts +3%
Market Share
Based on 67,951,544 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.8 % Much higher market share.
+74%
0.46 %
Value
Value For Money
105 % Better value.
+20%
86.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 76 % More popular.
+23%
Price
Price (score)
$114 Cheaper.
+24%
$150
Age
Newest
79 Months 73 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.8 GHz 3.4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+21%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz +3% 3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
675 Pts 889 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+32%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
588 Pts 800 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+36%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
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 Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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