IntelBX80684I58400
IntelAW8063801032301

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

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.5GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q2 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 187,575 user samples
138,965 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
48,610 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% Base clock 2.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 24% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 24% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 544th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+106%
38.7 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+63%
71.6 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
230 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+87%
123 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
449 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+148%
181 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
636 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+246%
184 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+46%
83.8 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+61%
150 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
477 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+130%
207 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
692 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+234%
207 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,712,895 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.95 % Hugely higher market share.
+428%
0.18 %
Value
Value For Money
87.2 % Hugely better value.
+114%
40.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
78 % Much more popular.
+37%
57 %
Price
Price (score)
$200 Slightly cheaper.
+13%
$230
Age
Newest
26 Months Much more recent.
+72%
92 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 35 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+46%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
2.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+29%
3.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
695 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+236%
207 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
643 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+246%
186 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Ivy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCBGA1023
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 4000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q2'12
Cache
Cache
9 MB 3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 AVX
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $225.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 650 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.1 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1023)
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 1

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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 Intel Core i5-3210M is a third generation (Ivy bridge) mobile CPU. Sporting two cores and four threads the 3210M has a maximum turbo clock speed of 3.1 GHz which produces an effective speed of 64.4 or 52% below the modern day group average . For heavily threaded tasks the 3210M is handicapped significantly by its dual core architecture and lags modern CPUs by around 165%. The i5-3210M comes equipped with onboard HD 4000 graphics, which is more than enough for typical desktop use but will struggle with anything but the simplest of 3D games. With a TDP of just 35 Watts the i5-3210M allows for reasonable, but not brilliant, battery life. [Oct '14 CPUPro]

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