Average Bench: 86.1% (89th of 1314)

Based on 19,634 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 75%Average: 86.1% 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 13.9% 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 88.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 118Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 15.6%. 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 646Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 638Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,634 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.6 Memory 88.7 94.2
103 1-Core 118 124
202 2-Core 232 246
84.5% 146 Pts
Min Avg Max
372 4-Core 453 482
498 8-Core 638 701
70.8% 546 Pts
Min Avg Max
506 64-Core 646 705
43.3% 646 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 90.2
1-Core 122
2-Core 243
87% 152 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 681
74% 574 Pts
64-Core 684
46% 684 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.1
1-Core 117
2-Core 238
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 678
74% 573 Pts
64-Core 608
41% 608 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 121
2-Core 238
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 654
71% 550 Pts
64-Core 666
45% 666 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 112
2-Core 223
82% 142 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 609
68% 521 Pts
64-Core 615
41% 615 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.4
1-Core 117
2-Core 231
84% 146 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 502
64% 478 Pts
64-Core 569
38% 569 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89
1-Core 109
2-Core 227
82% 142 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 515
63% 472 Pts
64-Core 554
37% 554 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 116
2-Core 212
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 595
68% 522 Pts
64-Core 654
44% 654 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 109
2-Core 218
79% 137 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 579
66% 503 Pts
64-Core 579
39% 579 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9400 Builds (Compare 2,360 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: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $218

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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

9 months ago.

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


Poor

12 months ago.

Brings more than enough power for gaming 10/10


Good

14 months ago.

cuz my first gaming pc with it is amazing


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