Average Bench: 94.2% (68th of 1363)

Based on 25,529 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000A0671 Model: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-11400F @ 2.60GHz

The Rocket Lake i5-11400F paired with a B560 motherboard and 3200 RAM ($365 USD) offers unprecedented value for money to gamers. It completely prices AMD's 5000 series out of the market. Rocket Lake brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) which translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Mar '21 CPUPro]

Poor: 84%Average: 94.2% Great: 101%
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-11400F averaged just 5.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-11400F near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Speed 148Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 543Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-11400F is just 16.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-11400F performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,072Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 868Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,529 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.5 Memory 87.3 95
130 1-Core 148 155
250 2-Core 285 308
94.9% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
481 4-Core 543 597
795 8-Core 868 933
86.7% 705 Pts
Min Avg Max
893 64-Core 1,072 1,135
66.3% 1,072 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 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 152
2-Core 298
99% 181 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 836
86% 692 Pts
64-Core 1,052
65% 1,052 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 148
2-Core 281
90% 167 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 857
86% 697 Pts
64-Core 1,058
66% 1,058 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.8
1-Core 88.4
2-Core 169
64% 111 Pts
4-Core 305
8-Core 522
50% 414 Pts
64-Core 656
41% 656 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $160 @ launch in Mar '21
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Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B560 DS3H AC-Y1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $609

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 Comments

11th generation Rocket Lake processor...

Added 18 months ago.

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5 days ago.

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AMD's choombas want to talk about power efficiency, on desktop ...—Mar '21


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1 month ago.

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The new gaming king for 150! Competition is great :)—Mar '21

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11400F+3060Ti: Game over AMD, at least until Zen4 and RDNA 3 …—Apr '21


Excellent

3 days ago.

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5600x destroyer—Apr '21


Liked

1 month ago.

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best cpu in this price—Apr '21


Good

4 months ago.

Love seeing AMD get it's backside kicked


Excellent

4 months ago.

Great Performance at Great Price.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Very good for editing videos and play games, and its also budget


Excellent

1 month ago.

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Insane performance and low price—Apr '22


Liked

1 month ago.

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My friend now regret buying R5 3600 lol this 11400f beats in price/performance—May '21


Terrible

2 months ago.

Even the core and thread is same as the 10400f but still the FPS in pubg and gta is more higher so I will vote for 11400f


Good

2 months ago.

Best cpu for this money, a love it.


Good

29 days ago.

price for preformance is insane


Good

18 months ago.


Poor

1 month ago.

It performs well with AAA games


Excellent

17 months ago.

AMD Ryzen killer


Excellent

17 months ago.

nice value for money


Good

13 months ago.

Pair it with a 1660S/2060 and 16 gigs of ram and you will have a great time.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Great Performance at Great Price.


Excellent

18 months ago.

Revolution?...


Good

18 months ago.

The actual star of the 11th gen, good performance, good price, a shame it's locked. At the end of the day most users don't overclock so this is fine, not excellent. And it's the best at this price because it's only competitor are the last gen CPU, the 5600x is around 100€ more expensive.


Good

17 months ago.

Fantastic value for money!


Good

17 months ago.

very chip and afforable


Excellent

15 months ago.

Cheap, great performance


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