Average Bench: 91.6% (43rd of 1158)

Based on 5,684 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400F CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 83%Average: 91.6% Great: 96%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400F averaged just 8.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-9400F near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 492Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 464Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400F is just 13.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-9400F performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 116Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 120Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,684 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 SC Int 116 121
113 SC Float 126 131
110 SC Mixed 120 126
96.4% 121 Pts
Min Avg Max
396 QC Int 444 472
446 QC Float 492 511
418 QC Mixed 464 489
106% 467 Pts
Min Avg Max
565 MC Int 636 685
641 MC Float 720 759
585 MC Mixed 672 715
101% 676 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 124
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 485
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 679
MC Float 737
MC Mixed 713
106% 710 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 485
109% 481 Pts
MC Int 699
MC Float 752
MC Mixed 721
108% 724 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 505
QC Mixed 476
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 648
MC Float 746
MC Mixed 693
104% 696 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 123
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 503
QC Mixed 478
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 649
MC Float 726
MC Mixed 682
102% 685 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 120
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 477
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 652
MC Float 734
MC Mixed 684
103% 690 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 120
96% 119 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 460
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 619
MC Float 706
MC Mixed 667
99% 664 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 442
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 594
MC Float 709
MC Mixed 678
99% 661 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 438
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 561
MC Float 688
MC Mixed 586
91% 611 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9400F Builds (Compare 4,873 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 123% - Outstanding Total price: $533

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-9400F Processor
Launch DateQ1'19
Processor Numberi5-9400F
# of Cores6
# of Threads6
Cache9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed2.90 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.10 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)
Description“engineering new protections into hardware”

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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2 days ago.

Great price to performance intel chip, works amazing with rtx 2060


Good

2 days ago.

Great


Good

15 hrs ago.

22


Excellent

3 days ago.

Melhor processador !


Good

6 days ago.

better for gaming and office


Excellent

1 day ago.

good


Good

10 days ago.

best


Excellent

21 days ago.

Its really cheap for the performance of it


Excellent

1 day ago.

cheap and powerful.....good for money


Excellent

2 days ago.

malo tu wea, uwu


Excellent

1 month ago.

I works and it's affordable


Excellent

1 month ago.

If you're looking for the best price to performance Intel CPU, this is the one. I had a GTX 1070 with this CPU and it was an overall well-balanced build. However, when I upgraded to a 1080 TI, the GPU was bottlenecked in some cases with the 9400F.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Best cost efficiency


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