Average Bench: 91.9% (48th of 1173)

Based on 274 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EC Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 84%Average: 91.9% Great: 96%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400 averaged just 8.0% 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

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 494Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 467Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 12%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-9400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 116Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 121Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 274 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 SC Int 116 122
115 SC Float 126 132
113 SC Mixed 121 126
96.8% 121 Pts
Min Avg Max
404 QC Int 447 474
445 QC Float 494 512
414 QC Mixed 467 491
106% 469 Pts
Min Avg Max
542 MC Int 635 685
616 MC Float 717 759
571 MC Mixed 672 717
101% 675 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 121
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 470
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 485
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 660
MC Float 750
MC Mixed 708
106% 706 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 449
QC Float 505
QC Mixed 481
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 656
MC Float 745
MC Mixed 700
105% 700 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 482
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 653
MC Float 728
MC Mixed 694
104% 692 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 122
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 478
108% 479 Pts
MC Int 652
MC Float 737
MC Mixed 692
104% 694 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 503
QC Mixed 474
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 640
MC Float 740
MC Mixed 688
103% 689 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 110
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 383
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 551
MC Float 674
MC Mixed 620
92% 615 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9400 Builds (Compare 1,223 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $864

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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.

Terrible

2 days ago.

its is very bad


Poor

20 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Insane price to performance!


Terrible

1 month ago.

Terrible


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