Intel Core i5-9400F: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i5-9400F

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i5-9400F sales 8 January 2019 at a recommended price of $182. This is Coffee Lake-R 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 12.06 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Core i5-9400F processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
29.11
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i5
 
Architecture codename
Coffee Lake-R
 
Release date
8 January 2019
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$182
 
Price now
$171
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i5-9400F's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-9400F's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
6
 
Number of threads
6
 
Base frequency
2.9 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
4.1 GHz
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
of 8192 (Opteron 3380)
L3 cache
9 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Die size
149 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-9400F compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-9400F. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 

Security technologies

Core i5-9400F technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
MPX
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-9400F are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-9400F.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
41.6 GB/s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i5-9400F's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-9400F. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

12.06

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

6490

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

31523

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

1.95

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

11.3

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

173

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

984

WinRAR 4.0

5794

x264 encoding pass 1

234

x264 encoding pass 2

64

TrueCrypt AES

5

Passmark

9637

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i5-9400F is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-9400F performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-9400F from AMD is Ryzen 5 2500X, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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