IntelBX80684I59400F
Intel

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

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 52,957 user samples
28,876 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
24,081 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 42% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 42% Great: 67%
SPEED RANK: 165th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+35%
60.3 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
102 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
201 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
466 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
375 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
663 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+74%
382 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
671 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+74%
385 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
220 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
422 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+69%
424 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
718 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+69%
425 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,015,345 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.15 % Hugely higher market share.
+619%
0.16 %
Value
Value For Money
97.7 % Much better value.
+33%
73.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
157 % Hugely more popular.
+153%
62 %
Price
Price (score)
$145 $137 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
8 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
70+ Months
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'19 Q2'13
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2013D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
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 Up to 3.0

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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 a point 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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