Real World Speed
Performance profile from 213,032 user samples
133,618 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 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: 92%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
79,414 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 333rd / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
67.8 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90 Pts Lower memory latency.
+23%
73.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
102 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
190 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
456 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+36%
336 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
646 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
579 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.5 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+15%
82.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
228 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
433 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
713 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
647 Pts
Market Share
Based on 33,602,844 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.33 % Hugely higher market share.
+280%
0.35 %
Value
Value For Money
105 % Much better value.
+31%
80.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
213 % Hugely more popular.
+115%
99 %
Price
Price (score)
$140 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
$149
Age
Newest
19 Months Much more recent.
+39%
31+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
712 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+11%
642 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
653 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+12%
584 Pts
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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 budget Ryzen 5 2400G is a four core, eight thread APU (accelerated processing unit: combined CPU and GPU) from AMD’s Raven Ridge product line. It has a base clock of 3.6 GHz which boosts to 3.9 GHz. Its RX Vega 11 graphics scores an average bench of 20% which is at the forefront of performance from integrated graphics and is 34% faster than the RX Vega 8 graphics found in the Ryzen 3 2200G (the 2400G’s ultra budget sister APU). The 2400G currently retails at $162 and includes a Wraith Stealth cooler. This puts it in direct competition with Intel’s quad core Coffee Lake i3-8350K at $167, which does have a 26% faster effective speed. However, the 2400G’s integrated graphics are far stronger (137%) than the 8350K’s, making the 2400G a great choice for those looking for an economical multimedia PC or a super budget gaming PC. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 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 $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $299Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $47
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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