Average Bench: 97% (30th of 1316)

Based on 5,351 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: 97% Great: 106%
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-11400F averaged just 2.9% 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 Mixed Speed 159Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 313Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-11400F is 21.8%. 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 Mixed Speed 1,125Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 83.9Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,351 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.1 Memory 83.9 94.5
145 1-Core 159 166
285 2-Core 313 330
102% 186 Pts
Min Avg Max
504 4-Core 591 645
773 8-Core 925 1,018
96.8% 758 Pts
Min Avg Max
907 64-Core 1,125 1,184
75.5% 1,125 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 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 162
2-Core 323
103% 189 Pts
4-Core 638
8-Core 1,024
106% 831 Pts
64-Core 1,188
80% 1,188 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.4
1-Core 161
2-Core 314
104% 187 Pts
4-Core 585
8-Core 991
99% 788 Pts
64-Core 1,169
78% 1,169 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 159
2-Core 271
100% 175 Pts
4-Core 550
8-Core 920
93% 735 Pts
64-Core 1,129
76% 1,129 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 150
2-Core 300
100% 179 Pts
4-Core 575
8-Core 934
96% 755 Pts
64-Core 1167
78% 1167 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $160 @ launch in Mar '21
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Typical Core i5-11400F Builds (Compare 1,066 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B560M DS3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $799

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 Comments

11th generation Rocket Lake processor...

Added 6 months ago.

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4 days ago.

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


Terrible

24 days 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

12 days ago.

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5600x destroyer—Apr '21


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12 days ago.

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best cpu in this price—Apr '21


Excellent

2 months ago.

Insane performance and low price


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1 month ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.


Excellent

5 months ago.

AMD Ryzen killer


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

Finally, an Intel CPU that has been a shake up for the low to mid tier PC market! (seems like the last one was the 2500k!)


Excellent

5 months ago.

Revolution?...


Good

5 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.


Excellent

5 months ago.

nice value for money


Good

5 months ago.

Fantastic value for money!


Good

5 months ago.

very chip and afforable


Excellent

2 months ago.

Cheap, great performance


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