IntelBX80684I59400F
AMDYD1400BBAEBOX

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

VS
About
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 80,026 user samples
39,403 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
40,623 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 242nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+37%
60 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+28%
93.4 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+33%
179 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
465 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+45%
321 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
664 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+31%
507 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
111 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
249 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+15%
216 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+24%
395 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
715 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+15%
623 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,587,563 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.17 % Hugely higher market share.
+266%
0.32 %
Value
Value For Money
97.9 % Better value.
+28%
76.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
181 % Hugely more popular.
+103%
89 %
Price
Price (score)
$148 $114 Cheaper.
+23%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+69%
32 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 8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+10%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+21%
3.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+15%
624 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
665 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+29%
516 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
ADVERTISEMENT

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 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]

MORE DETAILS

The Ryzen 5 1400 is the entry-level chip from AMD's latest Ryzen 5 series which is aimed at the mainstream market. The 1400 is a budget quad core, 8 threaded CPU with base/boost clocks of 3.2/3.4 GHz. Like most the other non-X Ryzen CPUs the 1400 comes with a decent cooler included in the box (Wraith Stealth in this case). Modestly priced at $169 the 1400 is in direct competition with Intel's recent Kaby Lake dual core, four threaded i3-7350k which runs at a base clock of 4.2GHz. The 1400's 8 threads allow a near 40% lead in multi-core processing, but for single-core tasks the 7350K is 45% faster. The Ryzen 5 1500X commands a $20 premium and offers a 25% increase in effective speed over the 1400. Although the 1400 only has a base clock of 3.2 GHz it should more or less match the 1500X when overclocked. Provided it is overclocked, the 1400 joins the other non-X Ryzen models in offering the best bang for your buck. Users not keen on overclocking would probably do better to consider the 1500X at this price point. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

MORE DETAILS

Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $270Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $200AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $58
Intel Core i7-9700K $369Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback