Average Bench: 82% (41st of 1182)

Based on 1,346 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 70%Average: 82% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400 averaged just 17.9% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 121Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 239Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 16.5%. 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 675Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 669Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,346 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 1-Core 121 126
219 2-Core 239 248
84.6% 180 Pts
Min Avg Max
395 4-Core 467 491
533 8-Core 669 714
73.5% 568 Pts
Min Avg Max
556 64-Core 675 719
45.3% 675 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 125
2-Core 248
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 710
78% 600 Pts
64-Core 713
48% 713 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 488
8-Core 703
77% 595 Pts
64-Core 710
48% 710 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 247
87% 186 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 704
77% 593 Pts
64-Core 701
47% 701 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 125
2-Core 240
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 687
76% 586 Pts
64-Core 689
46% 689 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 118
2-Core 243
84% 180 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 698
76% 589 Pts
64-Core 706
47% 706 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 241
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 682
75% 577 Pts
64-Core 678
46% 678 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 246
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 615
73% 553 Pts
64-Core 698
47% 698 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 240
85% 180 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 612
71% 539 Pts
64-Core 624
42% 624 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9400 Builds (Compare 1,871 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $820

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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

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Insane price to performance!


Terrible

3 months ago.

Terrible


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