Average Bench: 88% (47th of 1264)

Based on 95 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EC Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400F CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 79%Average: 88% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400F averaged just 12.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-9400F near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 91Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 119Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400F is just 12.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-9400F performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 665Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 657Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 95 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.1 Memory 91 94.6
103 1-Core 119 125
211 2-Core 236 248
86.1% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
391 4-Core 460 489
526 8-Core 657 708
72.2% 558 Pts
Min Avg Max
571 64-Core 665 715
44.6% 665 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 118
2-Core 238
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 672
74% 570 Pts
64-Core 693
46% 693 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 121
2-Core 240
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 662
73% 564 Pts
64-Core 670
45% 670 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.3
1-Core 117
2-Core 234
85% 147 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 602
69% 526 Pts
64-Core 573
38% 573 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.4
1-Core 115
2-Core 227
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 436
8-Core 520
64% 478 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,546,899 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-9400F Builds (Compare 25 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

System: PC Vortex GX

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-9400F Processor
Launch DateQ1'19
Processor Numberi5-9400F
# 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”

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

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