Average Bench: 99.9% (18th of 1307)

Based on 277 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: 90%Average: 99.9% Great: 107%
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-11400F averaged 0.0% 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 161Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 317Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-11400F is just 16.5%. 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 1,137Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 86.7Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 277 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.8 Memory 86.7 94.4
149 1-Core 161 167
284 2-Core 317 333
104% 188 Pts
Min Avg Max
523 4-Core 608 650
826 8-Core 944 1,029
99.1% 776 Pts
Min Avg Max
922 64-Core 1,137 1,189
76.3% 1,137 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.7
1-Core 164
2-Core 327
107% 193 Pts
4-Core 648
8-Core 1,028
107% 838 Pts
64-Core 1,180
79% 1,180 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 94
1-Core 164
2-Core 329
109% 196 Pts
4-Core 622
8-Core 970
102% 796 Pts
64-Core 1,140
76% 1,140 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 159
2-Core 328
106% 193 Pts
4-Core 614
8-Core 959
100% 786 Pts
64-Core 1171
79% 1171 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 165
2-Core 328
105% 192 Pts
4-Core 645
8-Core 951
103% 798 Pts
64-Core 1,164
78% 1,164 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 161
2-Core 325
104% 190 Pts
4-Core 637
8-Core 943
102% 790 Pts
64-Core 1,121
75% 1,121 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $160 @ launch in Mar '21
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Typical Core i5-11400F Builds (Compare 138 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 84%
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Desktop
Desktop 103%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
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Motherboard: Asrock B560 Pro4 - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $807

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 Comments

11th generation Rocket Lake processor...

Added 22 days ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

57 mins ago.

perfection on a budget

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


Liked

4 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


Terrible

7 days ago.

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5600x destroyer—Apr '21


Good

3 days ago.

Insane performance and low price


Good

18 days ago.


Excellent

2 days ago.

AMD Ryzen killer


Excellent

14 days ago.

Revolution?...


Good

12 days 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

6 days ago.

Fantastic value for money!


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