IntelBX80684I59400F
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

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

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CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
220 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+15%
192 EFps
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
94 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+9%
86 EFps
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
118 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
111 EFps
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
111 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+6%
105 EFps
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
122 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+21%
101 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 245,435 user samples
39,653 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 83%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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205,782 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 82%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.6 % +1% 81.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts +1% 119 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts +1% 235 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
466 Pts +1% 460 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
660 Pts 851 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+29%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 126 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 249 Pts +0%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts 490 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
714 Pts 949 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+33%
Market Share
Based on 22,361,412 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.06 % 2.31 % Hugely higher market share.
+118%
Value
Value For Money
98.7 % Slightly better value.
+10%
90.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
182 % Much more popular.
+50%
121 %
Price
Price (score)
$145 Cheaper.
+26%
$196
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+47%
19 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+38%
105 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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+28%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz 4.3 GHz +5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
718 Pts 1381 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+92%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
668 Pts 1288 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+93%
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 8 core, 16 thread 2700X is AMD’s second generation Ryzen 7 flagship following in the wake of the Ryzen 7 1800X which continues to offer excellent multi-core value for money. This new Pinnacle Ridge processor features the Zen+ architecture with 12nm lithography compared to 14nm previously. Whilst there is no increase in the number of cores, the stock base / boost clocks appear to have received a bump up to 3.7 / 4.3 GHz from 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. The 2700X is compatible with both the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Early benchmarks indicate that the 2700X has a slightly greater effective speed than the 1800X, although further benchmarks are necessary to quantify this. The expected launch price of $329 includes a Wraith Prism cooler and is in the same price bracket as the 1800X and Intel’s Coffee Lake i7-8700K. Whilst the 6 core, 12 thread 8700K beats the 2700X in single and quad core performance by about 10%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by six or less cores but the 2700X offers value for money to workstation users. [Apr '18 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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