Average Bench: 85.2% (136th of 1385)

Based on 153,026 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0650, BFEBFBFF000A0655, BFEBFBFF000A0653 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10400F CPU @ 2.90GHz

The i5-10400F is a six-core hyperthreaded CPU from Intel’s latest Comet Lake series of desktop processors. This 65 W CPU has single core and all core boost frequencies of 4.3 GHz and 4.0 GHz, respectively. Whilst the 10400F will require a new LGA1200 motherboard, such as the Z490, Intel have guaranteed that the next generation of Rocket Lake CPUs will also be compatible with this chipset. The 10400F is aimed at mid-tier gaming PC builds, and as such, ships with a cooler but without integrated graphics. Despite being officially launched in Q2 of 2020, at the time of writing, the 10400F is still not widely available. Compared to the similarly priced Ryzen 5 3600, the 10400F’s lower memory latency gives it the lead in gaming and effective speed benchmarks. Since the Ryzen architecture creates a gaming bottleneck, it is necessary to upgrade to a higher tier, Intel CPU for better gaming performance. On the other hand comparing the i5-10400F and the i3-10100 shows that the 10100 offers comparable gaming performance for 22% less money whilst also including integrated graphics. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

Poor: 75%Average: 85.2% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-10400F averaged just 14.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-10400F near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 89.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 118Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10400F is just 17.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-10400F performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 903Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 715Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 153,026 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.9 Memory 89.6 95.9
95 1-Core 118 124
192 2-Core 230 246
82.7% 146 Pts
Min Avg Max
360 4-Core 435 485
562 8-Core 715 778
70.2% 575 Pts
Min Avg Max
755 64-Core 903 978
55.9% 903 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.4
1-Core 122
2-Core 244
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 759
76% 618 Pts
64-Core 932
58% 932 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.6
1-Core 120
2-Core 231
85% 149 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 759
74% 604 Pts
64-Core 960
59% 960 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.4
1-Core 124
2-Core 246
88% 155 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 764
73% 603 Pts
64-Core 985
61% 985 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 121
2-Core 240
85% 151 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 747
73% 599 Pts
64-Core 963
60% 963 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 120
2-Core 211
81% 141 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 718
71% 580 Pts
64-Core 815
50% 815 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $157 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10400F Builds (Compare 3,631 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

System: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG01-1xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $460

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-10400F Processor
Launch DateQ2'20
Processor Numberi5-10400F
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed2.90 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.30 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechNo
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1200

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

10th generation Comet Lake processor...

Added 2 years ago.

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7 days ago.

Good performer without overclocking


Liked

2 days ago.

Comment 

heh cheaper wiv better performance compared to the AMD RYZEN 5 3600—Feb '21


Excellent

3 days ago.

Comment 

Intel is giving great value these days. A i5 comes this close to a ryzen 7? AMD really needs to up it's game. —Mar '21


Excellent

20 days ago.

Very good value for money. I got it for 150$ here in Serbia new.


Good

4 months ago.

I like this processor cause is not to expensive and have a good preformance as well


Excellent

2 months ago.

Punches above its weight class. Great value.


Good

2 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

The successor to the last gen i5-9400F, this CPU offer similar amount of cores albeit has 6 more thread compared to i5-9400F. This CPU, asides from multithreaded tasks such as heavy multitasking or content creation offer no difference compared to i5-9400F in day-to-day and gaming basis. Also, this CPU, without iGPU costs less than i5-10400 and those money saved can be used to buy something better such as e.g. better GPU, SSD, higher quality case fans, or if you love to stay at home, a stack of pizza and large bottle of cokes to keep a day running during a long gaming session.

Comment  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

Comparison between i5-10400F and i5-9400F shows no obvious difference in single to quad core benchmark but thanks to 6 additional threads manages to defeat i5-9400F in multi core benchmark.


Excellent

24 months ago.

fast & cheap. I don't need O/C so fit my needs


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