Average Bench: 86.6% (76th of 1317)

Based on 12,538 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 76%Average: 86.6% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-9400 averaged just 13.3% 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 87.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 119Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9400 is just 15.6%. 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 670Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 665Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,538 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.9 Memory 87.8 94.5
108 1-Core 119 124
217 2-Core 235 246
84.7% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
398 4-Core 462 487
522 8-Core 665 721
72.9% 564 Pts
Min Avg Max
540 64-Core 670 724
45% 670 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 94.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 245
89% 154 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 715
76% 594 Pts
64-Core 712
48% 712 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 114
2-Core 240
85% 148 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 710
76% 594 Pts
64-Core 695
47% 695 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 120
2-Core 237
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 646
71% 547 Pts
64-Core 678
46% 678 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.3
1-Core 125
2-Core 244
89% 154 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 698
72% 564 Pts
64-Core 690
46% 690 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 120
2-Core 237
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 690
75% 582 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 81.5
1-Core 121
2-Core 238
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 708
76% 591 Pts
64-Core 706
47% 706 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 242
82% 146 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 711
76% 595 Pts
64-Core 722
48% 722 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 117
2-Core 238
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 591
65% 500 Pts
64-Core 616
41% 616 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,423,165 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-9400 Builds (Compare 1,355 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

System: Dell G5 5090

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - 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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