Average Bench: 93.7% (42nd of 1323)

Based on 9,502 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: 82%Average: 93.7% Great: 102%
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-11400F averaged just 6.2% 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 149Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 290Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-11400F is just 19.8%. 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 1,111Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 887Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,502 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.6 Memory 85.7 95.2
135 1-Core 149 155
259 2-Core 290 309
97.7% 175 Pts
Min Avg Max
472 4-Core 546 603
776 8-Core 887 958
90.9% 716 Pts
Min Avg Max
934 64-Core 1,111 1,167
74.6% 1,111 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 92.4
1-Core 150
2-Core 298
101% 180 Pts
4-Core 576
8-Core 879
93% 727 Pts
64-Core 1,126
76% 1,126 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 152
2-Core 289
100% 177 Pts
4-Core 555
8-Core 899
92% 727 Pts
64-Core 1,049
70% 1,049 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 154
2-Core 280
100% 176 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 898
90% 715 Pts
64-Core 1,148
77% 1,148 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 154
2-Core 295
98% 177 Pts
4-Core 545
8-Core 923
93% 734 Pts
64-Core 1,159
78% 1,159 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $160 @ launch in Mar '21
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Typical Core i5-11400F Builds (Compare 1,700 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B560M DS3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $332

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 Comments

11th generation Rocket Lake processor...

Added 8 months ago.

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2 days ago.

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


Excellent

16 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


Liked

23 days ago.

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5600x destroyer—Apr '21


Liked

4 days ago.

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best cpu in this price—Apr '21


Good

8 days ago.

Love seeing AMD get it's backside kicked


Excellent

5 months ago.

Insane performance and low price


Disliked

29 days ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

It's doing really well with my rtx 3060ti


Good

8 months ago.


Excellent

7 months ago.

AMD Ryzen killer


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

5 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

8 months ago.

Revolution?...


Good

8 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

7 months ago.

nice value for money


Good

7 months ago.

Fantastic value for money!


Good

7 months ago.

very chip and afforable


Excellent

4 months ago.

Cheap, great performance


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