Intel Core i5-10400F vs Core i5-10505

General info

Comparing Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
12.51
 
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Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Desktop processor
Architecture codename
Comet Lake
 
Comet Lake
Launch date
30 April 2020 (1 year ago)
 
1 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$155
 
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Price now
$187 (1.2x MSRP)
 
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Technical specs

Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
6 (Hexa-Core)
 
6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads
12
 
12
Base clock speed
2.9 GHz
 
3.2 GHz
Boost clock speed
4.3 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
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L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
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L3 cache
12 MB (shared)
 
12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
14 nm
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
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64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1200
 
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Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
+
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
-
 
-

Security technologies

Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
+
 
-
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505 are enumerated here.

AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
41.6 GB/s
 
41.6 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card
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Max video memory
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64 GB
Quick Sync Video
-
 
+
Clear Video
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+
Clear Video HD
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+
Graphics max frequency
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1.2 GHz
InTru 3D
no data
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
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3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
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+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
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4096 x 2160@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP
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4096 x 2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
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4096 x 2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
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12
OpenGL
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4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505.

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-10400F 14.84
i5-10505 14.98 +0.9%

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

i5-10400F 13029
i5-10505 13147 +0.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Competitors of Core i5-10400F from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-10400F from AMD is Ryzen 5 1600X, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-10400F:

Competitors of Core i5-10505 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-10505 from AMD is Ryzen 5 2600, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-10505:

Advantages of Intel Core i5-10400F

HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)

AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)

TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Advantages of Intel Core i5-10505

0.9% better performance in benchmarks

Somewhat newer (1 January 2021 vs 30 April 2020)

QuickSyncVideo

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i5-10400F and Intel Core i5-10505. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Core i5-10400F and Core i5-10505, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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