IntelBX80684I59400F
AMDFD4300WMHKBOX

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

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.8GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 66,260 user samples
28,688 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
37,572 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 39% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 22% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 22% Great: 39%
SPEED RANK: 491st / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.5 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+139%
34.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+81%
66.4 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+92%
124 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
465 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+124%
208 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
662 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+211%
213 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
670 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+213%
214 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+68%
75.1 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
249 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+73%
144 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
491 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+104%
241 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
714 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+195%
242 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
720 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+195%
244 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,111,344 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.14 % Hugely higher market share.
+533%
0.18 %
Value
Value For Money
96.9 % Much better value.
+74%
55.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
163 % Hugely more popular.
+181%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$148 $47 Much cheaper.
+69%
Age
Newest
8 Months Hugely more recent.
+90%
84 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 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 Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 3.8 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+31%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz +2% 4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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 a point 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 an AMD RX 570 to an RX 580. 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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The AMD FX-4300 is a budget quad-core processor which unlike its predecessor, the Bulldozer FX-4100, is based on the Piledriver micro-architecture which was released in Q4 of 2012. Its base clock speed of 3.8 GHz boosts to 4.0 GHz in turbo mode and with appropriate cooling can be overclocked to speeds of over 4.5 GHz. Even though these numbers are impressive, the real world effective speed is only 66. This is ok for general computing and even gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. The user experience will, however, be noticeably snappier with a CPU that has better single-core performance. Whilst the FX-4300 is cheap, it’s not so differently priced from the hexa core FX-6300 which offers significantly improved multi-core performance. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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