Average Bench: 88.5% (40th of 1276)

Based on 19,979 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: 80%Average: 88.5% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-10400F averaged just 11.4% 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 90.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 123Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10400F is just 13.1%. 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 Mixed Speed 971Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 762Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,979 samples)
Min Avg Max
82 Memory 90.6 95.6
108 1-Core 123 129
213 2-Core 241 253
87.3% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
403 4-Core 465 501
673 8-Core 762 821
77.8% 614 Pts
Min Avg Max
866 64-Core 971 1,012
65.2% 971 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 92.1
1-Core 130
2-Core 257
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 824
84% 665 Pts
64-Core 1,018
68% 1,018 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 124
2-Core 247
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 745
79% 619 Pts
64-Core 921
62% 921 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 127
2-Core 249
87% 153 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 814
83% 656 Pts
64-Core 1,007
68% 1,007 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.5
1-Core 123
2-Core 232
87% 149 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 753
76% 601 Pts
64-Core 982
66% 982 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 222
86% 145 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 724
73% 577 Pts
64-Core 932
63% 932 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $157 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10400F Builds (Compare 700 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 41%
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System: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG01-1xxx

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $316

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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 8 months ago.

Good

7 days ago.

i5-10400F is king of budget processors.


Excellent

18 days ago.

its a very strong cpu compared to its price


Good

5 days ago.

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


Excellent

6 days 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.


Good

6 months ago.


Good

25 mins ago.

i have it and it runs really well with my gtx 1660 super ,I'm getting an average of 45 fps on RDR2 on Ultra 2K and it's eye candy


Good

7 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.


Good

4 months ago.

Needs faster RAM than 2666 to work right.


Good

2 months ago.

The i5-10400F is currently one of the best CPUs for the money. PC users that plan to build around this CPU will have to purchase an LGA1200 motherboard. The i5-10400F offers comparable performance to a Ryzen 5 3600, with both trading blows depending on the game or application. However, a major downside of the i5-10400F is its locked multiper, which disables overclocking. Also, users who want to reap the full performance of the i5-10400F may also want to buy a Z490 motherboard. The stock cooler that comes with the i5-10400F is almost mediocre, being noticeably worse than the Ryzen 5 3600's stock cooler in terms of thermals. Most users, especially those who are comfortable with overclocking, should look into purchasing a Ryzen 5 3600 instead. However, the i5-10400F can still hold its ground.


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