IntelBX80684I59400F
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6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.9GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

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Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 95,911 user samples
95,888 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1242
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
23 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 221st / 1242
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.4 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
73.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.2 Pts Lower memory latency.
+15%
79.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
99.9 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
237 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
197 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
463 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+28%
361 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
663 Pts 718 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+8%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+13%
84.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
114 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
227 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
488 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
429 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
715 Pts 826 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+16%
Market Share
Based on 28,848,144 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.29 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
211 % Hugely more popular.
+322%
50 %
Age
Newest
16 Months Much more recent.
+33%
24+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts 4088 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+470%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
668 Pts 2645 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+296%
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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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