Average Bench: 92.7% (65th of 1355)

Based on 26,946 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: 81%Average: 92.7% Great: 101%
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-11400F averaged just 7.3% 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 148Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 287Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-11400F is 20.2%. 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 1,072Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 866Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,946 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.7 Memory 85.8 95.2
133 1-Core 148 155
252 2-Core 287 308
97.1% 174 Pts
Min Avg Max
449 4-Core 535 599
697 8-Core 866 955
88.9% 701 Pts
Min Avg Max
815 64-Core 1,072 1,164
72% 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 154
2-Core 305
103% 184 Pts
4-Core 597
8-Core 961
99% 779 Pts
64-Core 1,177
79% 1,177 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.6
1-Core 153
2-Core 305
103% 184 Pts
4-Core 572
8-Core 889
93% 730 Pts
64-Core 1,106
74% 1,106 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.3
1-Core 148
2-Core 286
100% 176 Pts
4-Core 545
8-Core 875
90% 710 Pts
64-Core 1,053
71% 1,053 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 154
2-Core 292
102% 180 Pts
4-Core 513
8-Core 878
88% 696 Pts
64-Core 1,157
78% 1,157 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 52,744,749 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $160 @ launch in Mar '21
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Typical Core i5-11400F Builds (Compare 3,729 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B560 DS3H AC-Y1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $600

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 Comments

11th generation Rocket Lake processor...

Added 14 months ago.

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18 days ago.

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


Liked

5 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

15 days ago.

Very good prive/performance CPU. After i74770k and AMD FX 8150, this felt great

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5600x destroyer—Apr '21


Disliked

9 days ago.

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best cpu in this price—Apr '21


Good

6 hrs ago.

Love seeing AMD get it's backside kicked


Excellent

1 day ago.

Great Performance at Great Price.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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Insane performance and low price—Apr '22


Disliked

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

27 days 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


Excellent

4 months ago.

Best cpu for this money, a love it.


Excellent

1 month ago.

price for preformance is insane


Good

14 months ago.


Good

3 months ago.

It performs well with AAA games


Excellent

13 months ago.

AMD Ryzen killer


Good

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

Great Performance at Great Price.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Revolution?...


Good

13 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

2 months ago.

Power draw is a bit high high, but this is a really compelling CPU for those seeking value.


Excellent

13 months ago.

nice value for money


Good

13 months ago.

Fantastic value for money!


Good

13 months ago.

very chip and afforable


Excellent

10 months ago.

Cheap, great performance


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