IntelBX80684I59400F
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 260,541 user samples
32,310 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
228,231 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 119th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.6 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
69.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
102 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
202 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
466 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
392 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
663 Pts +2% 652 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
672 Pts 847 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+26%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+7%
231 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
459 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
714 Pts 765 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
719 Pts 984 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+37%
Market Share
Based on 21,816,548 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1 % 1.12 % Slightly higher market share.
+12%
Value
Value For Money
98.3 % +5% 93.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
171 % More popular.
+29%
133 %
Price
Price (score)
$148 $95 Much cheaper.
+36%
Age
Newest
9 Months Much more recent.
+71%
31 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 Slightly faster base frequency.
+10%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
3.6 GHz
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 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 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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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 which is geared towards gamers. 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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