Average Bench: 86.4% (78th of 1316)

Based on 12,204 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 76%Average: 86.4% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400 averaged just 13.5% 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 87.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 118Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 15.8%. 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 673Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 666Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,204 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.9 Memory 87.2 93.8
107 1-Core 118 124
217 2-Core 235 246
84.5% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
405 4-Core 463 486
540 8-Core 666 722
73.1% 565 Pts
Min Avg Max
570 64-Core 673 721
45.2% 673 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 93.4
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 693
76% 587 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 92.3
1-Core 124
2-Core 244
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 724
76% 593 Pts
64-Core 720
48% 720 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 703
74% 580 Pts
64-Core 704
47% 704 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.1
1-Core 119
2-Core 235
85% 148 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 665
74% 568 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 88
1-Core 120
2-Core 237
85% 148 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 697
75% 585 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 92
1-Core 122
2-Core 234
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 715
74% 580 Pts
64-Core 709
48% 709 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 110
2-Core 220
82% 140 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 474
61% 453 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 112
2-Core 216
78% 135 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 510
60% 453 Pts
64-Core 633
42% 633 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,908,624 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-9400 Builds (Compare 1,259 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
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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