IntelBX80684I58400
IntelBX80677I57400

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

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.0GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 254,616 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
115,651 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 44% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 44% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 204th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.6 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
62.7 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
96.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
230 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+21%
190 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
449 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+30%
346 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
636 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+80%
353 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
107 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
209 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
477 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
401 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
692 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+73%
400 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,639,595 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.99 % Much higher market share.
+30%
0.76 %
Value
Value For Money
87.2 % Better value.
+26%
69.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
77 % More popular.
+28%
60 %
Price
Price (score)
$200 $195 +3%
Age
Newest
26 Months More recent.
+26%
35 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.8 GHz 3 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+7%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
3.5 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
695 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+73%
402 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
643 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+80%
357 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
9 MB 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $182.00
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.00 GHz
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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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