IntelBX80684I59400F
AMD100-100000022BOX
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 321,745 user samples
151,153 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
170,592 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % +2% 85.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90 Pts Lower memory latency.
+13%
79.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 135 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts 265 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+13%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
456 Pts 492 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
644 Pts 820 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+27%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.2 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
88.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 282 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts 546 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
711 Pts 886 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+25%
Market Share
Based on 36,296,404 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.25 % 1.54 % Higher market share.
+23%
Value
Value For Money
102 % Better value.
+16%
88.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
216 % Hugely more popular.
+82%
119 %
Price
Price (score)
$155 Much cheaper.
+38%
$249
Age
Newest
22 Months 16 Months More recent.
+27%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 3.8 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+31%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz 4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts 1138 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+59%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
654 Pts 1073 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+64%
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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Early Q3 of 2019 sees the release of the new Ryzen 5 3600X: a hex-core, 12-thread processor. AMD are releasing five new CPUs based on their latest Zen 2 microarchitecture which delivers approximately 13% better IPC than the previous 12nm Zen+. For workstation builds the 3600X is viable, however, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents a far better value proposition. The additional $40 USD for the 3600X basically buys a better cooler (Spire vs Stealth). This allows for an extra 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock: 3.8 / 4.4 GHz on the 3600X vs 3.6 / 4.2 GHz on the 3600, this translates to approximately 2% higher overclocked performance for 20% more money. Neither of the stock coolers on the 3600 or 3600X are as effective as a $20 USD aftermarket cooler such as the Gammaxx 400. The 3600 with a Gammaxx 400 outperforms the 3600X with a Spire cooler and when both use a Gammaxx 400 they are more or less identical. The 3600X SKU is basically a marketing gimmick designed to milk unsuspecting consumers. Comparing the 3600X to Intel’s overclocked flagship i5-9600K shows that although the 3600X has 29% faster 64-core speed, it is around 11% worse for gaming (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3600X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. The arrival of Zen 2 marks the end of the "Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)" era, Intel can no longer rely exclusively on their single-core advantage to dominate the market, they must also compete on price. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 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 $197Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $34
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $268Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $177
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