Average Bench: 98.9% (22nd of 1314)

Based on 1,171 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: 98.9% Great: 107%
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-11400F averaged just 1.0% 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 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 19.2%. 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 1,137Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 85.9Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,171 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.9 Memory 85.9 94.7
142 1-Core 160 166
290 2-Core 317 333
104% 188 Pts
Min Avg Max
514 4-Core 601 649
814 8-Core 937 1,018
98.2% 769 Pts
Min Avg Max
950 64-Core 1,137 1,187
76.3% 1,137 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 163
2-Core 331
104% 192 Pts
4-Core 650
8-Core 998
105% 824 Pts
64-Core 1,145
77% 1,145 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.9
1-Core 163
2-Core 326
104% 190 Pts
4-Core 644
8-Core 1,000
105% 822 Pts
64-Core 1,199
80% 1,199 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 156
2-Core 320
101% 186 Pts
4-Core 623
8-Core 973
102% 798 Pts
64-Core 1,175
79% 1,175 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.3
1-Core 158
2-Core 333
102% 189 Pts
4-Core 587
8-Core 937
97% 762 Pts
64-Core 1,180
79% 1,180 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.5
1-Core 166
2-Core 316
103% 187 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 880
91% 717 Pts
64-Core 1,205
81% 1,205 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $160 @ launch in Mar '21
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Typical Core i5-11400F Builds (Compare 213 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 99%
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Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME B560-PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $739

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 Comments

11th generation Rocket Lake processor...

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


Excellent

2 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

9 days ago.

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5600x destroyer—Apr '21


Terrible

19 hrs ago.

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best cpu in this price—Apr '21


Good

1 month ago.

Insane performance and low price


Good

1 month ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

AMD Ryzen killer


Excellent

1 month ago.

Revolution?...


Good

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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

nice value for money


Excellent

20 days ago.

WOW


Good

1 month ago.

Fantastic value for money!


Good

27 days ago.

very chip and afforable


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