IntelBX80684I59400F
Intel

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

  

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.60 GHz, 45 W.
Release date ≈ Q2 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 223,897 user samples
217,324 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 84th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
6,573 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 147th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
80.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.6 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
83.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 119 Pts +1%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts +2% 229 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
453 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
421 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
642 Pts +1% 634 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.6 Pts +2% 92.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts 134 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
246 Pts 262 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+7%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
484 Pts 500 Pts +3%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
705 Pts 774 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
Market Share
Based on 44,036,120 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.21 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,933%
0.03 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % Much more popular.
+67%
51 %
Age
Newest
28 Months 24+ Months More recent.
+14%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
708 Pts 952 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+34%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
648 Pts 759 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+17%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'19 Q2'19
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 12 MB
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.10 GHz 4.60 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 8 GT/s DMI
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 41.8 GB/s
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 42mm x 28mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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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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