Average Bench: 86% (84th of 1316)

Based on 22,319 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 73%Average: 86% Great: 91%
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 14.0% 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 88.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 117Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 18.5%. 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 648Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 641Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,319 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.1 Memory 88.5 94.3
104 1-Core 117 125
209 2-Core 232 247
84.4% 146 Pts
Min Avg Max
372 4-Core 453 485
500 8-Core 641 703
70.9% 547 Pts
Min Avg Max
499 64-Core 648 706
43.5% 648 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 91
1-Core 125
2-Core 244
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 686
76% 586 Pts
64-Core 701
47% 701 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 122
2-Core 239
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 665
74% 571 Pts
64-Core 672
45% 672 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 708
77% 597 Pts
64-Core 719
48% 719 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 120
2-Core 234
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 674
73% 568 Pts
64-Core 676
45% 676 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 120
2-Core 240
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 596
71% 537 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.7
1-Core 114
2-Core 231
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 616
70% 536 Pts
64-Core 650
44% 650 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.7
1-Core 116
2-Core 231
84% 146 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 671
73% 564 Pts
64-Core 663
44% 663 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 123
2-Core 237
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 675
70% 551 Pts
64-Core 691
46% 691 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9400 Builds (Compare 2,515 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire TC-885

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $211

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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

11 months ago.

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


Poor

14 months ago.

Brings more than enough power for gaming 10/10


Good

16 months ago.

cuz my first gaming pc with it is amazing


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