Average Bench: 99.1% (22nd of 1314)

Based on 1,006 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: 88%Average: 99.1% Great: 107%
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 101%
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-11400F averaged just 0.8% 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.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 160Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 317Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-11400F is just 18.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-11400F performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,135Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 86.1Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,006 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.8 Memory 86.1 94.8
144 1-Core 160 167
290 2-Core 317 333
104% 188 Pts
Min Avg Max
502 4-Core 602 650
812 8-Core 937 1,020
98.3% 769 Pts
Min Avg Max
930 64-Core 1,135 1,186
76.2% 1,135 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 164
2-Core 327
108% 195 Pts
4-Core 613
8-Core 945
100% 779 Pts
64-Core 1177
79% 1177 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 161
2-Core 313
105% 188 Pts
4-Core 584
8-Core 946
97% 765 Pts
64-Core 1,164
78% 1,164 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 163
2-Core 329
104% 191 Pts
4-Core 612
8-Core 974
101% 793 Pts
64-Core 1,171
79% 1,171 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 162
2-Core 320
104% 189 Pts
4-Core 575
8-Core 933
96% 754 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 78.1
1-Core 158
2-Core 298
98% 178 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 907
95% 744 Pts
64-Core 1,062
71% 1,062 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $160 @ launch in Mar '21
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Gaming 99%
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Desktop 102%
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B560-PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $710

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11th generation Rocket Lake processor...

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


26 days ago.


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


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


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5600x destroyer—Apr '21


22 days ago.


best cpu in this price—Apr '21


1 month ago.

Insane performance and low price


1 month ago.


30 days ago.

AMD Ryzen killer


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1 month 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.


27 days ago.

nice value for money


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1 month ago.

Fantastic value for money!


23 days ago.

very chip and afforable

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