Average Bench: 91.4% (50th of 1173)

Based on 12,110 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400F CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 83%Average: 91.4% Great: 96%
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400F averaged just 8.5% 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.


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%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-9400F performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


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

Average Bench

(Based on 12,110 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 SC Int 116 121
113 SC Float 126 131
109 SC Mixed 120 126
96.3% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
389 QC Int 443 472
449 QC Float 492 511
415 QC Mixed 464 489
106% 466 Pts
Min Avg Max
544 MC Int 634 688
624 MC Float 719 758
574 MC Mixed 669 716
101% 674 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 464
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 483
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 688
MC Float 745
MC Mixed 711
107% 714 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 503
QC Mixed 480
109% 479 Pts
MC Int 654
MC Float 743
MC Mixed 695
104% 697 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 505
QC Mixed 482
109% 481 Pts
MC Int 648
MC Float 748
MC Mixed 678
103% 691 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 468
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 644
MC Float 742
MC Mixed 694
104% 693 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 470
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 711
MC Mixed 674
100% 670 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 460
106% 470 Pts
MC Int 661
MC Float 522
MC Mixed 650
92% 611 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 453
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 656
MC Float 679
MC Mixed 700
102% 678 Pts
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Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 72%
Workstation 51%

Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H - $79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $538

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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”


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
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No


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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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3 days ago.



1 hr ago.

Pas cher moyen de gamme puissant rapide, propre


8 days ago.

Pointless CPU since you can get Ryzen 5 2600 for less


8 hrs ago.

I love it because in low price it is best for gamers


2 months ago.

Its really cheap for the performance of it


12 days ago.

it can handle playing most games and streaming some of the too!


27 days ago.

All Amd processors suck against this beast. I swear. Got 123% benchmark.


17 days ago.

Good gaming capabilities if you don't want to overclock. If you do, i recommend the ryzen 5 3600 (or ryzen 3, when or if that comes out at the time of writing this)


1 month ago.

Insane price to performance!


3 months 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.


1 month ago.

Weaker than everything.


9 days ago.

A cheap, reliable beast. It's as much of a CPU as any gamer actually needs.


10 days ago.

Better than all amd CPU's. No heating problem. On and cpu's you could rather cook an egg. Ninja gamer22 first check your ryzen series then comment. Duh ryzen 5 2600x or 7 1700 x doesnt support 128 GB ram while this thing does.


3 months ago.

Best cost efficiency

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