Average Bench: 82.5% (49th of 1197)

Based on 2,151 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 74%Average: 82.5% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400 averaged just 17.4% 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 120Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 238Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 12.6%. 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 671Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 662Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,151 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 1-Core 120 126
214 2-Core 238 249
84.3% 179 Pts
Min Avg Max
404 4-Core 466 491
539 8-Core 662 715
73.1% 564 Pts
Min Avg Max
569 64-Core 671 718
45% 671 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 127
2-Core 248
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 495
8-Core 705
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 249
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 692
77% 591 Pts
64-Core 666
45% 666 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 126
2-Core 249
88% 188 Pts
4-Core 488
8-Core 691
76% 589 Pts
64-Core 593
40% 593 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 243
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 715
77% 600 Pts
64-Core 711
48% 711 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 245
86% 184 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 693
75% 581 Pts
64-Core 708
48% 708 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 242
83% 178 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 666
74% 568 Pts
64-Core 656
44% 656 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9400 Builds (Compare 2,599 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

System: Alienware Aurora R8

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $640

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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

1 month ago.

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


Poor

16 days ago.

200


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

Insane price to performance!


Terrible

5 months ago.

Terrible


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