Average Bench: 85.7% (93rd of 1314)

Based on 10,328 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 74%Average: 85.7% Great: 91%
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400 averaged just 14.3% 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 87.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 117Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 17.4%. 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 653Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 645Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,328 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.6 Memory 87.4 94.2
101 1-Core 117 124
200 2-Core 232 245
83.9% 145 Pts
Min Avg Max
368 4-Core 456 484
487 8-Core 645 717
71.3% 551 Pts
Min Avg Max
515 64-Core 653 719
43.8% 653 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 92.3
1-Core 122
2-Core 243
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 479
8-Core 692
76% 586 Pts
64-Core 702
47% 702 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.4
1-Core 121
2-Core 242
87% 151 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 690
76% 585 Pts
64-Core 687
46% 687 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 114
2-Core 231
85% 146 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 656
72% 557 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.6
1-Core 122
2-Core 241
87% 151 Pts
4-Core 475
8-Core 699
76% 587 Pts
64-Core 699
47% 699 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 121
2-Core 243
86% 151 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 697
76% 587 Pts
64-Core 710
48% 710 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.1
1-Core 119
2-Core 237
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 619
72% 546 Pts
64-Core 698
47% 698 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 124
2-Core 237
85% 148 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 704
77% 594 Pts
64-Core 697
47% 697 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.5
1-Core 122
2-Core 244
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 631
72% 552 Pts
64-Core 625
42% 625 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,959,902 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-9400 Builds (Compare 1,184 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

System: Dell G5 5090

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $280

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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

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