Average Bench: 86.3% (85th of 1323)

Based on 23,856 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz

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 88.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 118Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 16.4%. 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 651Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 645Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,856 samples)
Min Avg Max
78 Memory 88.8 95.1
103 1-Core 118 125
208 2-Core 233 246
84.7% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
381 4-Core 454 484
502 8-Core 645 705
71.2% 550 Pts
Min Avg Max
511 64-Core 651 708
43.7% 651 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 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 122
2-Core 243
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 690
76% 586 Pts
64-Core 688
46% 688 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.4
1-Core 119
2-Core 236
85% 148 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 698
76% 586 Pts
64-Core 698
47% 698 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 88
1-Core 122
2-Core 236
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 704
75% 587 Pts
64-Core 711
48% 711 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.3
1-Core 123
2-Core 243
87% 152 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 657
72% 559 Pts
64-Core 708
48% 708 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 121
2-Core 240
84% 148 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 680
74% 576 Pts
64-Core 693
46% 693 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 116
2-Core 230
80% 141 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 572
67% 511 Pts
64-Core 622
42% 622 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 98.5
1-Core 23.7
2-Core 138
54% 86.7 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 397
43% 335 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire TC-885

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $180

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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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Poor

18 months ago.

Brings more than enough power for gaming 10/10


Good

21 months ago.

cuz my first gaming pc with it is amazing


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