IntelBX80684I59400F
AMD100-100000031BOX

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
107 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+6%
101 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
123 EFps +3% 119 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
130 EFps 131 EFps +1%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,481,086 user samples
288,245 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 111th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
1,192,841 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 157th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.5 % +5% 81.7 %
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1 % FarC5 13%, Witcher3 2%, Civ6 1%, MetroEx 6%, Sekiro 13%, Wolf2 1% BFV 3%, SotTR 5%, Rage2 9%, ACO 9%
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FarC5 4%, ProjC2 2% 4 % Hitm2 3%, AotS 21%, WarhDoW3 6%, GTAV 2%, Civ6 2%, FinFant15 2%, WoT 3%, Divis2 4%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.7 Pts Lower memory latency.
+14%
77.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts 124 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
230 Pts 242 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+5%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
447 Pts 459 Pts +3%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
628 Pts 800 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+27%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.7 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
87.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts 130 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
243 Pts 260 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+7%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
479 Pts 510 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
703 Pts 874 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 53,549,507 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.06 % 3.26 % Hugely higher market share.
+208%
Value
Value For Money
103 % Better value.
+12%
92.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
87 % 93 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$140 Cheaper.
+22%
$179
Age
Newest
40 Months 35 Months More recent.
+12%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
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%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
702 Pts 1173 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+67%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
633 Pts 1065 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+68%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
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 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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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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