IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80684I58400

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 155,628 user samples
55,192 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
100,436 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
79 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
117 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
231 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
557 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
451 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1043 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+63%
641 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1057 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+64%
646 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+28%
122 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+29%
242 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+31%
476 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1195 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+72%
694 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1197 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+71%
698 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,509,286 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.9 % 1.09 % Higher market share.
+21%
Value
Value For Money
92.9 % +4% 89.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
129 % Hugely more popular.
+87%
69 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 $179 Much cheaper.
+49%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+55%
22 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+29%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+23%
4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 9 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 N/A
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.05 GHz
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution 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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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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