Average Bench: 87% (54th of 1272)

Based on 12,323 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 76%Average: 87% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400 averaged just 13.0% 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 89.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 119Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 16.3%. 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 657Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 649Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,323 samples)
Min Avg Max
79 Memory 89.5 94.5
108 1-Core 119 125
212 2-Core 235 248
85.4% 148 Pts
Min Avg Max
379 4-Core 458 489
485 8-Core 649 709
71.8% 553 Pts
Min Avg Max
537 64-Core 657 711
44.1% 657 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 95.6
1-Core 126
2-Core 248
91% 157 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 689
76% 589 Pts
64-Core 704
47% 704 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.3
1-Core 126
2-Core 247
90% 155 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 713
78% 601 Pts
64-Core 716
48% 716 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 123
2-Core 244
89% 153 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 688
76% 586 Pts
64-Core 706
47% 706 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 119
2-Core 232
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 681
76% 582 Pts
64-Core 703
47% 703 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 118
2-Core 230
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 679
72% 561 Pts
64-Core 677
45% 677 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 122
2-Core 235
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 662
73% 564 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 91.2
1-Core 113
2-Core 231
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 524
63% 476 Pts
64-Core 645
43% 645 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 108
2-Core 228
77% 137 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 667
70% 548 Pts
64-Core 678
46% 678 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9400 Builds (Compare 1,489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire TC-885

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $164

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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

13 days ago.

bets AFFORDABLWE one out there


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Poor

24 days ago.

Best


Poor

5 months ago.

Brings more than enough power for gaming 10/10


Good

7 months ago.

cuz my first gaming pc with it is amazing


Poor

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

Insane price to performance!


Terrible

16 months ago.

Terrible


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