IntelBX80684I58600
IntelBX80684I59400F

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.10 GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.9GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 249,601 user samples
15,296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 59th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
234,305 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 83rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.4 % +3% 85.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.5 Pts +1% 88.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts +4% 118 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
243 Pts +4% 233 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
473 Pts +5% 451 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
667 Pts +4% 640 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.4 Pts +1% 94.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
124 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
260 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+5%
247 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
511 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
484 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
743 Pts +5% 709 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,399,085 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 1.03 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,960%
Value
Value For Money
92.5 % 99.2 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 87 % Much more popular.
+64%
Price
Price (score)
$235 $165 Cheaper.
+30%
Age
Newest
41+ Months 31 Months More recent.
+24%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
748 Pts +5% 713 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
675 Pts +4% 646 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'18 Q1'19
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.30 GHz 4.10 GHz
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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Incredible performance for the $. Hard to justify going to an i7.  [Sep '18 GeneralDylan]

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Intel’s Core i5-9400F is a hex-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 2.9 / 4.1 GHz, 9 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler but it does not have integrated graphics like the “non-F” variants. Although the 9400F is compatible with the enthusiast grade Z390 chipset it is normally paired with a better value for money B360 motherboard. At its launch the i5-9400F retailed for $180 but prices have dropped to the point ($135) that it now represents an excellent value proposition to gamers. Comparing the i5-9400F to the Ryzen 3600 shows that the 3600 is 8% better for quad-core processing but it costs 40% ($50) more than the 9400F. Ordinarily higher quad-core performance would result in better gaming but the Ryzen 3000 memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. Gamers can invest the $50 savings in a better GPU, for example by upgrading from a 2060S to a 2070S. Since the GPU makes the most difference to gaming, the end result is a system which offers far superior real world gaming performance for similar money. For those gamers who demand the best of the best, it is necessary to jump to one of the higher frequency SKUs such as the 9600K but for everyone else the i5-9400F offers unparalleled value. [Aug '19 CPUPro]

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