IntelBX80684I58400
IntelBX80684I99900K

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 169,061 user samples
103,557 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
65,504 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 94% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 94% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 124%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.6 % 120 % Much faster effective speed.
+35%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts 145 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
450 Pts 565 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+26%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
645 Pts 1501 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+133%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts 156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+28%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
477 Pts 620 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
697 Pts 1648 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+136%
Market Share
Based on 18,553,118 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.15 % 1.58 % Much higher market share.
+37%
Value
Value For Money
102 % +3% 99.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
112 % Much more popular.
+56%
72 %
Price
Price (score)
$199 Much cheaper.
+59%
$485
Age
Newest
21 Months 9 Months Much more recent.
+57%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.8 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+29%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+25%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts 153 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+30%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts 162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+27%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
460 Pts 603 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+31%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
498 Pts 640 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+29%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
665 Pts 1500 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+126%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
738 Pts 1761 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+139%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
9 MB 16 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $488.00 - $499.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015D (130W)
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.20 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
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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Intel’s new consumer flagship CPU for 2018 is the i9-9900K, an 8 core, 16 thread, unlocked 9th generation Intel core desktop processor. It is based on the third round of optimization of Intel’s 14nm Coffee Lake architecture, which in this iteration, yields more cores. This is a retort to AMD’s 8 core 16 thread Ryzen 7 processors that launched in Q2 2018, to fill the gap before Intel releases it’s 10nm Cannon Lake based CPUs in, perhaps, late 2019. In direct proportion to the increased number of cores, average multi-core benchmarks are around 33% higher on the 8 core 9900K than the previous generation 6 core 8700K. The i9-9900K has a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, ramping up to an all-core turbo boost frequency of 4.7 GHz and a single-core turbo boost speed of 5.0 GHz (the highest frequency achieved yet from this class of Intel CPU). It features 16 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD graphics 630. The 9900K is compatible with the new Z390 chipset from Intel, and subject to a BIOS update, is also compatible with the Z370 chipset. This premium CPU is expected to retail at $500, which compares to around $300 for the 8 core, 16 thread Ryzen 7 2700X. Although the 9900K has around a 16% effective speed advantage over the 2700X, the Ryzen 2700X offers better value for money for most users. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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