IntelBX80684I59400F
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 252,351 user samples
29,446 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
222,905 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
74.7 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
110 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
217 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
466 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+11%
421 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
665 Pts 695 Pts +5%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
672 Pts 905 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+35%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts +5% 120 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts +4% 239 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
491 Pts +4% 473 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts 787 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
719 Pts 1016 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+41%
Market Share
Based on 20,949,414 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.2 % 2.92 % Hugely higher market share.
+143%
Value
Value For Money
98.8 % +4% 94.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
156 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
140 %
Price
Price (score)
$140 $118 Cheaper.
+16%
Age
Newest
8 Months Much more recent.
+53%
17 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
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 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. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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