Average Bench: 88.2% (58th of 1307)

Based on 43,644 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: 81%Average: 88.2% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-10400F averaged just 11.8% 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 90.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 122Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10400F is just 12.5%. 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 Mixed Speed 962Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 757Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,644 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.6 Memory 90.7 95.7
108 1-Core 122 129
215 2-Core 239 254
87% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
393 4-Core 461 499
676 8-Core 757 816
77.2% 609 Pts
Min Avg Max
845 64-Core 962 1011
64.6% 962 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 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 128
2-Core 255
91% 158 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 760
81% 629 Pts
64-Core 1,012
68% 1,012 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 121
2-Core 238
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 754
76% 604 Pts
64-Core 952
64% 952 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.5
1-Core 121
2-Core 237
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 763
77% 607 Pts
64-Core 982
66% 982 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 115
2-Core 233
83% 144 Pts
4-Core 412
8-Core 690
70% 551 Pts
64-Core 917
62% 917 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 88.7
2-Core 179
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 598
60% 478 Pts
64-Core 738
50% 738 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $157 @ launch in May '20
AmazonUS $1513 days
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Typical Core i5-10400F Builds (Compare 2,562 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI B460M-A PRO (MS-7C88) - $123

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $595

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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 11 months ago.

Average

1 day ago.

Comment 

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


Terrible

14 hrs ago.

Perfect Budget CPU. Great alternative to the 3600, and it can actually be bought for MSRP.


Disliked

17 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

29 days ago.

This is very cheap for a 6c/12t cpu. Cheaper and faster than the 3600.


Poor

1 month ago.

Would rather get the Ryzen 5 3600 as you can overclock it and it has better power efficiency but recieved it as birthday present so really had no choice. I guess it performs fine but not as good as the 3600 and the motherboard I had to buy for it was much more expensive.


Excellent

1 day ago.

this CPU is a sweet spot for gaming, who thought that one day we would be getting such a well-performing chip for a low price? totally amazing


Good

9 months ago.


Good

2 months ago.

Its an amazing cpu super cheap and good for the price. Runs any game at 1440P fine.


Good

10 months 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

2 months ago.

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


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