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Intel Core i5-9400: specs and benchmarks
- Core clock speed
- Max video memory
- Memory type
- Memory clock speed
- Maximum resolution
Intel started Core i5-9400 sales 7 January 2019 at a recommended price of $182. This is a Coffee Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 6 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4100 MHz and a locked multiplier.
Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1151 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2666 memory.
It provides poor benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.
Core i5-9400 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance ranking||844|
|Value for money||9.78|
|Market segment||Desktop processor|
|Series||Intel Core i5|
|Architecture codename||Coffee Lake (2017−2019)|
|Release date||7 January 2019 (4 years old)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$182||of 305 (Core i7-870)|
|Current price||$300 (1.6x MSRP)||of 15854 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)|
Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
|Physical cores||6 (Hexa-Core)|
|Base clock speed||2.9 GHz||of 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)|
|Boost clock speed||4.1 GHz||of 6 (Core i9-13900KS)|
|Bus support||4 × 8 GT/s|
|L1 cache||64K (per core)||of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)|
|L2 cache||256K (per core)||of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)|
|L3 cache||9 MB (shared)||of 768 (EPYC 7773X)|
|Chip lithography||14 nm||of 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)|
|Die size||149 mm2|
|Maximum core temperature||100 °C||of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)|
|Maximum case temperature (TCase)||72 °C||of 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 compatibility||+|
Information on Core i5-9400 compatibility with other computer components and devices: 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||of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||65 Watt||of 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)|
Technologies and extensions
Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i5-9400. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
|Instruction set extensions||Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2|
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Turbo Boost Technology||2.0|
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
|SGX||Yes with Intel® ME|
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-9400's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.
|Supported memory types||DDR4-2666||of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)|
|Maximum memory size||128 GB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
|Max memory channels||2||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|Maximum memory bandwidth||41.6 GB/s||of 460.8 (EPYC 9654)|
|ECC memory support||-|
General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i5-9400.
|Integrated graphics card||Intel UHD Graphics 630|
|Max video memory||64 GB|
|Quick Sync Video||+|
|Clear Video HD||+|
|Graphics max frequency||1.05 GHz|
Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-9400's integrated GPU.
|Number of displays supported||3|
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-9400's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
|4K resolution support||+|
|Max resolution over HDMI 1.4||4096 x 2304@24Hz|
|Max resolution over eDP||4096 x 2304@60Hz|
|Max resolution over DisplayPort||4096 x 2304@60Hz|
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Core i5-9400's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.
|PCIe version||3.0||of 5 (EPYC 9654)|
|PCI Express lanes||16||of 128 (EPYC 7401)|
Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i5-9400. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
Combined synthetic benchmark 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.
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.
Benchmark coverage: 68%
GeekBench 5 Single-Core
GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.
Benchmark coverage: 37%
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.
Benchmark coverage: 37%
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