Intel Core i7-8700 vs Core i5-10400F

General info

Comparing Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.61
 
0.58
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
no data
Architecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Comet Lake
Release date
1 January 2018
 
30 April 2020
Launch price (MSRP)
$303
 
$155
Price now
$890
 
$928

Technical specs

Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
6
 
6
Number of threads
12
 
12
Base frequency
3.2 GHz
 
2.9 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.6 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
12288 KB
 
12 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
149 mm2
 
no data
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
72 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F 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
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
FCLGA1200
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F. 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
2.0
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
+
 
+
TSX
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
SIPP
+
 
-
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
no data
 
-

Security technologies

Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
+
EDB
+
 
+
Secure Key
+
 
+
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
+
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F.
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 GPUs integrated into Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F.
Integrated graphics
 
no data
Max video memory
64 GB
 
no data
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
no data
Clear Video HD
+
 
no data
Graphics max frequency
1.2 GHz
 
no data
InTru 3D
+
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
no data
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
no data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
no data
OpenGL
4.5
 
no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-8700 14.74 +0.4%
i5-10400F 14.68

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-8700 7171 +6.7%
i5-10400F 6719

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-8700 35384
i5-10400F 36564 +3.3%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i7-8700 2.17 +6.9%
i5-10400F 2.03

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-8700 13
i5-10400F 14 +7.7%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i7-8700 192 +6.7%
i5-10400F 180

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i7-8700 1199
i5-10400F 1332 +11.1%

wPrime 32

i7-8700 6.77
i5-10400F 6.25 +8.3%

x264 encoding pass 1

i7-8700 235 +2.6%
i5-10400F 229

x264 encoding pass 2

i7-8700 75
i5-10400F 81 +8%

Passmark

i7-8700 13076 +0.4%
i5-10400F 13029

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-8700 and Core i5-10400F are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-8700

0.4% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($890.00 USD vs $928.00 USD)
Higher maximum frequency (4600 vs 4300 MHz)
Higher base frequency (3200 vs 2900 MHz)
TSX-NI (Transactional Synchronization Extensions New Instructions - hardware acceleration of multithreaded calculations for Intel CPUs)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion
SIPP
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
QuickSyncVideo

Advantages of Intel Core i5-10400F

Much newer (30 April 2020 vs 1 January 2018)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

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