Average Bench: 86% (106th of 1355)

Based on 128,493 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 14.0% 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 90.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 119Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10400F is just 15.3%. 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 937Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 735Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 128,493 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.2 Memory 90.1 96.2
105 1-Core 119 126
204 2-Core 232 247
85.3% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
377 4-Core 441 485
606 8-Core 735 796
74.3% 588 Pts
Min Avg Max
800 64-Core 937 1009
62.9% 937 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 94.4
1-Core 121
2-Core 240
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 754
77% 606 Pts
64-Core 971
65% 971 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 124
2-Core 245
89% 154 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 772
76% 608 Pts
64-Core 972
65% 972 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 123
2-Core 229
83% 144 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 768
77% 610 Pts
64-Core 974
65% 974 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 116
2-Core 214
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 691
66% 534 Pts
64-Core 791
53% 791 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $157 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10400F Builds (Compare 6,065 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

System: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG01-1xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $529

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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.

Disliked

2 months ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

21 days ago.

Good CPU gets the work done fast.


Excellent

9 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

1 month ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

efficience is always batter when it can run everythig you need


Good

24 months 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

16 months ago.

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


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