IntelBX80684I58400
IntelBX8070811400F

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.6GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 259 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+11%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
107 EFps +1% 106 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps 142 EFps +3%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
123 EFps 134 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+9%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
130 EFps 131 EFps +1%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 279,704 user samples
274,284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 97th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
5,420 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.5 % 97 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.8 Pts +5% 83.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 159 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+39%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
227 Pts 313 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+38%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts 592 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
624 Pts 926 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+48%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.2 Pts 94.6 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts 166 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts 330 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+36%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
473 Pts 645 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+36%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
688 Pts 1015 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+48%
Market Share
Based on 46,484,112 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.65 % Hugely higher market share.
+261%
0.18 %
Value
Value For Money
96.4 % 98.8 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 98 % Much more popular.
+61%
Price
Price (score)
$172 Much cheaper.
+34%
$260
Age
Newest
47 Months 5 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
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 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
2.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
692 Pts 1184 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+71%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
632 Pts 1127 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+78%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Rocket Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1200
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 Rocket Lake i5-11400F paired with a B560 motherboard and 3200 RAM ($365 USD) offers unprecedented value for money to gamers. It completely prices AMD's 5000 series out of the market. Rocket Lake brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) which translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Mar '21 CPUPro]

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