IntelBX80684I59400F
IntelBX8070110100

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps +2% 228 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
107 EFps +5% 102 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps 139 EFps +1%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
123 EFps +4% 118 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
130 EFps 131 EFps +1%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 144,893 user samples
142,657 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 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: 92%
SPEED RANK: 55th / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
2,236 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 62nd / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.9 % +1% 86.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.6 Pts 90.6 Pts +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 126 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts 244 Pts +4%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
456 Pts +4% 440 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
649 Pts 664 Pts +2%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.2 Pts 95.5 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 132 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 258 Pts +4%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts 497 Pts +2%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
710 Pts +2% 693 Pts
Market Share
Based on 34,630,417 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.31 % Hugely higher market share.
+773%
0.15 %
Value
Value For Money
104 % 110 % Slightly better value.
+5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
216 % More popular.
+17%
185 %
Price
Price (score)
$143 $114 Cheaper.
+20%
Age
Newest
20 Months 5 Months Much more recent.
+75%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+24%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz 4.3 GHz +5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts +3% 695 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
654 Pts 670 Pts +2%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'19 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.10 GHz 4.30 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015C
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 3

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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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The i3-10100 is Intel’s entry level 10th generation Comet Lake processor and represents the best value for money within the line-up. This quad-core hyper-threaded 65 Watt processor ships with a cooler and is capable of 4.3 GHz single and 4.1 GHz all core boosts. Although the i3-10100 requires a new LGA1200 motherboard, Intel have guaranteed that LGA1200 will be compatible with the next generation of Rocket Lake CPUs, expected later this year. Running at stock (2666 MHz) RAM frequency handicaps performance by as much as 15% so gamers should pair the 10100 with a Z490 motherboard. This will both open an upgrade path to higher tier "K" tier CPUs and unlock higher XMP RAM speeds (here is one of the builds from our EFps test lab). When paired with an RTX 2060S, the 10100 lags just 13% behind the i9-10900K flagship. The 10100 allows budget gamers to allocate more money towards a better GPU which often results in a stronger overall gaming system. At a retail price of $122 USD, the 10100 competes against AMD’s quad-core Ryzen 3 3300X. Game EFps and effective speed benchmarks show that the 10100’s lower memory latency gives it the edge. In addition, unlike the 3300X, the 10100 also packs integrated graphics with Quick Sync hardware encoding, which alleviates the need for desktop users to purchase a separate GPU. In order to achieve better value for money, it is necessary to consider the older generation 9100F, which, when paired with a 2060S, is 39% cheaper for comparable gaming performance. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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