IntelBX80684I59400F
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 378,254 user samples
129,847 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 1271
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
248,407 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 254th / 1271
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
72.2 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.8 Pts Lower memory latency.
+22%
73.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
101 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
198 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
457 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
380 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
649 Pts +2% 636 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.5 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+17%
81.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
113 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
224 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
488 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
447 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
713 Pts 750 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+5%
Market Share
Based on 34,337,389 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.3 % Hugely higher market share.
+88%
0.69 %
Value
Value For Money
105 % Better value.
+29%
81.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
217 % Much more popular.
+63%
133 %
Price
Price (score)
$140 Cheaper.
+22%
$180
Age
Newest
20 Months Much more recent.
+52%
42 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+10%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+14%
3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
714 Pts 961 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+35%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
656 Pts 834 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+27%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
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 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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The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical 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]

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Intel Core i5-9600K $199Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
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