Average Bench: 82.9% (54th of 1206)

Based on 3,448 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 77%Average: 82.9% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400 averaged just 17.1% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 121Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 239Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 9.01%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-9400 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 675Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 669Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,448 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 1-Core 121 126
224 2-Core 239 249
84.8% 180 Pts
Min Avg Max
436 4-Core 467 490
569 8-Core 669 713
73.6% 568 Pts
Min Avg Max
593 64-Core 675 717
45.3% 675 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 701
76% 592 Pts
64-Core 700
47% 700 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 242
87% 183 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 704
76% 591 Pts
64-Core 681
46% 681 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 126
2-Core 248
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 710
75% 588 Pts
64-Core 676
45% 676 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 239
85% 180 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 691
76% 584 Pts
64-Core 687
46% 687 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 120
2-Core 238
84% 179 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 674
73% 569 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 239
85% 180 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 673
73% 564 Pts
64-Core 677
45% 677 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 119
2-Core 238
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 629
71% 546 Pts
64-Core 683
46% 683 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 118
2-Core 232
83% 175 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 620
70% 535 Pts
64-Core 482
32% 482 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9400 Builds (Compare 1,281 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

System: Acer Aspire TC-885

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $190

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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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Poor

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

this is better for gaming experiance


Excellent

27 days ago.

Brings more than enough power for gaming 10/10


Poor

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Insane price to performance!


Terrible

7 months ago.

Terrible


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