Average Bench: 88.1% (63rd of 1316)

Based on 74,546 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]

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-10400F averaged just 11.9% 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 90.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 122Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10400F is just 13.7%. 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 970Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 760Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 74,546 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.2 Memory 90.5 95.7
109 1-Core 122 128
218 2-Core 240 253
87.1% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
393 4-Core 461 497
671 8-Core 760 817
77.3% 611 Pts
Min Avg Max
881 64-Core 970 1,011
65.1% 970 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
90% 155 Pts
4-Core 488
8-Core 813
82% 651 Pts
64-Core 1,013
68% 1,013 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 127
2-Core 236
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 816
83% 655 Pts
64-Core 1,003
67% 1,003 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 123
2-Core 236
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 739
77% 601 Pts
64-Core 990
66% 990 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 125
2-Core 245
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 782
79% 624 Pts
64-Core 967
65% 967 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 120
2-Core 228
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 733
73% 578 Pts
64-Core 715
48% 715 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $157 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10400F Builds (Compare 3,649 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

System: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG01-1xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $639

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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 16 months ago.

Liked

17 days ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

14 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


Good

14 months ago.


Good

15 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

7 months ago.

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


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