IntelBX80684I59400F
IntelBX8070110600K

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @4.1GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 284 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+22%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
107 EFps +1% 106 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps 139 EFps +1%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
123 EFps 139 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+13%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
130 EFps 139 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+7%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 150,413 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
7,756 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.9 % 96.6 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.6 Pts 93.1 Pts +4%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 142 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts 281 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
456 Pts 539 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
649 Pts 884 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+36%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.2 Pts 97.4 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 153 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+22%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 305 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+23%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts 598 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+23%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
710 Pts 982 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 34,631,543 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.31 % Hugely higher market share.
+297%
0.33 %
Value
Value For Money
104 % Slightly better value.
+8%
96.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
216 % +1% 213 %
Price
Price (score)
$143 Much cheaper.
+48%
$275
Age
Newest
20 Months 5 Months Much more recent.
+75%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
125 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 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 4.1 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+41%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz 4.8 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts 1231 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+72%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
654 Pts 1121 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+71%
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 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.10 GHz 4.80 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015D
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution 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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Intel’s tenth gen, six-core i5-10600K is one of the fastest consumer CPUs currently available. Out of the box, its maximum all core frequency is 4.5 GHz, but a simple overclock allows all 12 threads to hit 5.0 GHz. Although a new Z490 (LGA1200) motherboard is required, Intel have indicated that LGA1200 will remain compatible with Rocket Lake CPUs which are due later this year. The eight-core Ryzen 3700X currently competes in the 10600K’s price bracket. CPU based encoding is akin to using hair clippers on a lawn but If dedicated hardware such as NVENC or QuickSync is not an option, the 3700X can outperform the 10600K in encoding workloads such as UserBenchmark 64-core, Cinebench, Blender-CPU and Handbrake-CPU. Meanwhile, the 10600K is better for almost everything else. Currently, the real problem with the 10600K, and much of the Comet Lake line up, is availability. Whilst there was a paper launch in Q2 2020, at the time of writing, the 10600K is still largely unavailable for purchase. In order to achieve better value for money, without compromising on gaming performance, it is necessary to consider the older generation 9600K which is 26% cheaper and offers similar gaming performance. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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