IntelBX80684I59400F
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+18%
198 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
107 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+11%
96 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps +2% 135 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
123 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+9%
113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
130 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+13%
115 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 431,444 user samples
66,826 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 59th / 1213
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
364,618 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 1213
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
74.7 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
110 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
216 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
416 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
653 Pts 686 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+5%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
235 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts +4% 469 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
711 Pts 772 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+9%
Market Share
Based on 26,222,183 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.13 % 2.61 % Hugely higher market share.
+131%
Value
Value For Money
97.2 % +3% 94.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
189 % Much more popular.
+31%
144 %
Price
Price (score)
$146 $120 Cheaper.
+18%
Age
Newest
14 Months Much more recent.
+39%
23 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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 3.4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+17%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
714 Pts 1003 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+40%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
659 Pts 894 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+36%
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 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 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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