Intel
IntelBX80684I58400
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.80 GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2016.

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.8GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 201,878 user samples
157,937 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 44% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 44% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
43,941 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
67.3 % 89 % Much faster effective speed.
+32%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
95.7 Pts 117 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
328 Pts 452 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+38%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
500 Pts 655 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+31%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 123 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
408 Pts 479 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
568 Pts 702 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 12,269,483 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.17 % Hugely higher market share.
+95%
1.11 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % 117 % Much more popular.
+75%
Age
Newest
23+ Months 13 Months Much more recent.
+43%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
110 Pts 118 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+7%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
118 Pts 128 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+8%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
395 Pts 462 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+17%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
421 Pts 501 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+19%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
524 Pts 675 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+29%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
600 Pts 740 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+23%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB 9 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133, DDR3L-1600 DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.10 GHz 1.05 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
42mm x 28mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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Great laptop CPU. Can run stuff really smooth without any problem, its a great option for a 7th gen processor, but if you can afford it, go with a 8th generation processor. [Jul '18 landsec]

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The i5-8400 is a competitively priced hex-core processor from Intel’s 8th generation of Core processors (Coffee Lake). Along with the release of the unlocked i5-8600K, this is the first time that six-core processors have featured in the i5 line-up. Like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8400 is based upon an improved version of Intel’s 14nm architecture which featured in both Skylake and Kaby Lake. Early benchmarks reveal that for average quad core usage (most games employ a maximum of four cores) the i5-8400 performs way above its pay grade. It achieves quad core mixed speeds close to Intel’s outgoing 2017 flagship the $300, quad-core, 8 thread i7-7700k, which to date has been a strong favourite for high-end gaming setups. On paper, the i5-8400 has a base clock of 2.8 GHz (Intel are significantly downplaying the performance of this SKU by giving it a relatively low nominal base clock), an all core boost of 3.8 GHz (this is the effective base clock figure that counts) and a single core boost of 4 GHz. This compares reasonably well to the i5-8600K which has a base clock of 3.6 GHz, all core boost of 4.1 GHz and a single core boost of 4.3 GHz. The i5-8400 also features 9MB of L3 cache and an energy-thrifty TDP of 65W. Priced at under $190, the i5-8400 offers fantastic value for money. Unfortunately, like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8400 will require a new 300 series motherboard, and at the time of writing, the only available version is Intel’s high-end Z370 which isn't an ideal pairing for the i5-8400. The Z series motherboards are designed to cater for the unlocked and overclockable "K" SKUs. Cheaper 300 series motherboards will be available in 2018 at which time the 8400 will offer even better value for money. [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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