IntelBX80684I59400F
IntelBX80684I99900K

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 105,201 user samples
23,656 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
81,545 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.6 % 100 % Faster effective speed.
+23%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 143 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts 286 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
465 Pts 563 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
665 Pts 1046 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+57%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
669 Pts 1491 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+123%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
249 Pts 310 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+24%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts 618 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
714 Pts 1205 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+69%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts 1652 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+131%
Market Share
Based on 20,343,420 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.05 % 1.08 % +3%
Value
Value For Money
98.6 % Slightly better value.
+15%
85.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
158 % More popular.
+19%
133 %
Price
Price (score)
$140 Much cheaper.
+71%
$484
Age
Newest
7 Months Much more recent.
+36%
11 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 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 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 5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+22%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'19 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 16 MB SmartCache
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 64 GB
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 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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The Intel i9-9900K is an 8 core, 16 thread, unlocked 9th generation Coffee Lake processor. It has a base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.7 GHz and a single-core boost of 5.0 GHz (the highest frequency achieved yet from this class of Intel CPU). It features 16 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD 630 graphics. The 9900K is compatible with the new Z390 chipset, and subject to a BIOS update, is also compatible with the older Z370 chipset. Aimed at users who do not wish to compromise, the i9-9900K offers the best gaming and desktop experience available at any price. Heavy workstation users should consider the Ryzen 9 3900X which is similarly priced. Comparing the overclocked 3900X shows that it is just 10% worse for gaming and desktop (sub octa-core) but around 40% better for 64-core computations. Gamers should consider the 9700K which offers identical overclocked gaming performance at a $100 USD discount. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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