IntelBX80684I59400F
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 132,221 user samples
23,656 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
108,565 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.6 % +4% 78.2 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts +3% 117 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts +4% 229 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
465 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
440 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
665 Pts 726 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+9%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
669 Pts 948 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+42%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts +2% 123 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
249 Pts +2% 244 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts +2% 482 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
714 Pts 803 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts 1020 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+42%
Market Share
Based on 20,343,830 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.05 % 1.33 % Higher market share.
+27%
Value
Value For Money
98.6 % Slightly better value.
+6%
92.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
158 % More popular.
+16%
136 %
Price
Price (score)
$140 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
$149
Age
Newest
7 Months Much more recent.
+59%
17 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 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 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+24%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz 4.2 GHz +2%
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 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X is one of four new AMD second generation of high-end desktop Ryzen processors (codenamed Pinnacle Ridge) renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. The 2600X is set to replace the also 6 core, 12 thread 1600X as AMD’s new mid-range Ryzen 5 flagship. The latest generation of CPUs features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with 12nm lithography, increased clock speeds and Precision Boost 2 technology designed to leverage more CPU power than per the first generation. The 2600X appears to have stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz. This is only marginally faster than the 1600X’s 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. Modest effective speed improvements are expected, although further benchmarks are necessary to draw firm conclusions. The 2600X ships with a Wraith Spire cooler and is priced reasonably at an expected $250. However, for most use cases, the new lower clocked Ryzen 5 2600 at $200 represents better value for money. Pinnacle Ridge processors are designed to work with the new 400 series motherboards, which allow for greater overclocking head room, and they are also backwards compatible with the 300 series motherboard following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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