Average Bench: 86.3% (62nd of 1276)

Based on 16,101 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 75%Average: 86.3% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400 averaged just 13.6% 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 89Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 118Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 16.6%. 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 649Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 642Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,101 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.2 Memory 89 94.4
102 1-Core 118 125
206 2-Core 234 248
84.8% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
351 4-Core 453 487
489 8-Core 642 706
71% 548 Pts
Min Avg Max
516 64-Core 649 709
43.5% 649 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 685
75% 579 Pts
64-Core 683
46% 683 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.9
1-Core 117
2-Core 231
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 654
72% 554 Pts
64-Core 660
44% 660 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 118
2-Core 232
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 670
72% 562 Pts
64-Core 669
45% 669 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.5
1-Core 125
2-Core 247
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 475
8-Core 710
76% 593 Pts
64-Core 704
47% 704 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.5
1-Core 121
2-Core 239
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 678
74% 573 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 91.4
1-Core 117
2-Core 234
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 625
70% 540 Pts
64-Core 623
42% 623 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 122
2-Core 232
84% 146 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 662
75% 572 Pts
64-Core 703
47% 703 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.1
1-Core 118
2-Core 233
84% 146 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 621
71% 542 Pts
64-Core 661
44% 661 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 117
2-Core 237
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 649
71% 552 Pts
64-Core 591
40% 591 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 11%
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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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Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Poor

8 months ago.

Brings more than enough power for gaming 10/10


Good

10 months ago.

cuz my first gaming pc with it is amazing


Poor

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

Insane price to performance!


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