Average Bench: 86.5% (163rd of 1439)

Based on 22,187 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED, BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 78%Average: 86.5% 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 13.5% 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 87.7Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 468Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 13.1%. 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 Speed 635Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 618Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,187 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.6 Memory 87.7 93.9
106 1-Core 119 124
212 2-Core 236 245
82.9% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
431 4-Core 468 486
540 8-Core 618 684
69.1% 543 Pts
Min Avg Max
543 64-Core 635 705
39.3% 635 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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 93
1-Core 124
2-Core 245
87% 154 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 711
74% 596 Pts
64-Core 710
44% 710 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 122
2-Core 240
86% 151 Pts
4-Core 479
8-Core 690
73% 585 Pts
64-Core 700
43% 700 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.2
1-Core 119
2-Core 236
85% 150 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 655
71% 562 Pts
64-Core 673
42% 673 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 242
84% 150 Pts
4-Core 479
8-Core 690
73% 585 Pts
64-Core 704
44% 704 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 114
2-Core 236
83% 147 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 606
69% 538 Pts
64-Core 644
40% 644 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 118
2-Core 244
82% 148 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 660
72% 568 Pts
64-Core 691
43% 691 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.7
1-Core 120
2-Core 234
82% 147 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 637
70% 551 Pts
64-Core 629
39% 629 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.3
1-Core 120
2-Core 235
84% 149 Pts
4-Core 435
8-Core 487
60% 461 Pts
64-Core 486
30% 486 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 69
1-Core 73.4
2-Core 132
54% 91.3 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 242
30% 228 Pts
64-Core 245
15% 245 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 11%
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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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Good

24 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Brings more than enough power for gaming 10/10


Good

3 years ago.

cuz my first gaming pc with it is amazing


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