IntelBX80684I59400F
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 118,150 user samples
38,505 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
79,645 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 104th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
72.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+14%
105 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+14%
208 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
465 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
411 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
664 Pts 767 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+16%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+7%
231 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
462 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
713 Pts 898 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
Market Share
Based on 22,711,973 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.25 % Hugely higher market share.
+238%
0.37 %
Value
Value For Money
98.6 % Better value.
+18%
83.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
182 % Much more popular.
+49%
122 %
Price
Price (score)
$145 Slightly cheaper.
+12%
$165
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+70%
33 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
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.
+8%
3.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts 1303 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+82%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
670 Pts 1158 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+73%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop 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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