Average Bench: 87.8% (50th of 1256)

Based on 7,785 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 79%Average: 87.8% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400 averaged just 12.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-9400 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 90.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 120Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 13.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-9400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 663Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 660Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,785 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.8 Memory 90.3 94.8
107 1-Core 120 126
219 2-Core 237 248
86.1% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
413 4-Core 462 489
552 8-Core 660 712
72.6% 561 Pts
Min Avg Max
561 64-Core 663 713
44.5% 663 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 126
2-Core 249
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 676
76% 584 Pts
64-Core 659
44% 659 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 124
2-Core 244
89% 154 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 695
75% 585 Pts
64-Core 692
46% 692 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 121
2-Core 221
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 684
75% 577 Pts
64-Core 685
46% 685 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.1
1-Core 122
2-Core 235
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 670
73% 566 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.4
1-Core 120
2-Core 238
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 682
74% 576 Pts
64-Core 670
45% 670 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 120
2-Core 238
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 589
69% 526 Pts
64-Core 595
40% 595 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 116
2-Core 215
83% 141 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 588
68% 516 Pts
64-Core 601
40% 601 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9400 Builds (Compare 2,258 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

System: Acer Aspire TC-885

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $154

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-9400 Processor
Launch DateQ1'19
Processor Numberi5-9400
# 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”

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

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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11 days ago.

I'm sure there are much better CPU's but this is the fastest, best put together PC I have ever owned. Runs the games I play very well and streaming is easy. Robert S.


Good

9 days ago.

bets AFFORDABLWE one out there


Excellent

1 month ago.

amazing performence, the best intel processor you can get for this price


Good

6 days ago.

this is better for gaming experiance


Poor

1 month ago.

Brings more than enough power for gaming 10/10


Good

4 months ago.

cuz my first gaming pc with it is amazing


Poor

12 months ago.

Already not the best choice, and Ryzen 3rd gen is coming out soon.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Insane price to performance!


Terrible

13 months ago.

Terrible


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