Average Bench: 94.2% (113th of 1439)

Based on 46,609 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: 94.2% Great: 101%
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 86%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-11400F averaged just 5.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Speed 147Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 544Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-11400F is just 12.4%. 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 Speed 1,049Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 855Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,609 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.4 Memory 87.2 95
138 1-Core 147 153
256 2-Core 285 303
94.7% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
489 4-Core 544 588
765 8-Core 855 913
86.1% 699 Pts
Min Avg Max
879 64-Core 1,049 1,120
64.9% 1,049 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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 95.5
1-Core 155
2-Core 302
101% 184 Pts
4-Core 597
8-Core 961
96% 779 Pts
64-Core 1,141
71% 1,141 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 150
2-Core 297
99% 180 Pts
4-Core 566
8-Core 923
91% 745 Pts
64-Core 1,127
70% 1,127 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 152
2-Core 302
96% 179 Pts
4-Core 579
8-Core 926
92% 752 Pts
64-Core 1,121
69% 1,121 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 153
2-Core 305
97% 180 Pts
4-Core 561
8-Core 881
89% 721 Pts
64-Core 1,120
69% 1,120 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 148
2-Core 283
94% 172 Pts
4-Core 511
8-Core 887
85% 699 Pts
64-Core 1,094
68% 1,094 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $160 @ launch in Mar '21
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Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B560 DS3H AC-Y1

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 Comments

11th generation Rocket Lake processor...

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Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

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


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1 month 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

2 days ago.

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5600x destroyer—Apr '21


Terrible

1 month ago.

very good performance pair it with rtx 3070 and doing great in every single game , love it soooo much


Liked

2 months ago.

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best cpu in this price—Apr '21


Good

2 months ago.

very amazing processor! very good for high end task


Average

3 months ago.

Great Performance at Great Price.


Liked

5 months ago.

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Insane performance and low price—Apr '22


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Good

2 months 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


Good

8 months ago.

Best cpu for this money, a love it.


Good

4 months ago.

price for preformance is insane


Good

2 years ago.


Poor

13 months ago.

It performs well with AAA games


Excellent

17 months ago.

best price's from intel + very good performence


Excellent

2 years ago.

AMD Ryzen killer


Excellent

21 months ago.

Great Performance at Great Price.


Excellent

12 months ago.

I upgraded from 10400F to 11400F. It was worth it.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Revolution?...


Good

2 years 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 years ago.

Fantastic value for money!


Good

2 years ago.

very chip and afforable


Excellent

2 years ago.

Cheap, great performance


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