Intel Core i5-9600K vs. Intel Core i5-8400

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-8400
3.70 GHzFrequency2.80 GHz
4.60 GHzTurbo (1 Core)3.80 GHz
4.30 GHzTurbo (All Cores)3.80 GHz
6Cores6
NoHyperthreadingNo
YesOverclocking ?No
9 MBCache9 MB
Intel UHD Graphics 630GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630
0.35 GHzGPU frequency0.35 GHz
1.15 GHzGPU (Turbo)1.15 GHz
10.5GPU Generation10.5
12.0DirectX Version12.0
3Max. displays3
24Execution units24
Decode/EncodeCodec h264Decode/Encode
Decode/EncodeCodec JPEGDecode/Encode
Decode/EncodeCodec h265 8bitDecode/Encode
Decode/EncodeCodec h265 10bitDecode/Encode
Decode/EncodeCodec VP8Decode/Encode
DecodeCodec VP9Decode
DecodeCodec VC-1Decode
Decode/EncodeCodec AVCDecode/Encode
Coffee Lake RefreshArchitectureCoffee Lake
DDR4-2666MemoryDDR4-2666
2Memory channels2
NoECCNo
3.0PCIe version3.0
16PCIe lanes16
14nmTechnology14nm
LGA 1151-2SocketLGA 1151-2
95WTDP65W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q4/2018Release dateQ4/2017
ca. 260 $Market priceca. 260 $


Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-9600K
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz)
481 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400Intel Core i5-8400
6x 2.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
411 (85%)



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-9600K
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz)
2624 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400Intel Core i5-8400
6x 2.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
2291 (87%)



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-9600K
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz)
204 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400Intel Core i5-8400
6x 2.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
161 (79%)



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-9600K
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz)
1165 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400Intel Core i5-8400
6x 2.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
954 (82%)



Passmark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-9600K
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz)
14100 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400Intel Core i5-8400
6x 2.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
11745 (83%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-9600K
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz)
5065 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400Intel Core i5-8400
6x 2.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
4020 (79%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-9600K
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz)
23045 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400Intel Core i5-8400
6x 2.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
18923 (82%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-9600K
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz)
2.45 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400Intel Core i5-8400
6x 2.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
1.86 (76%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-9600K
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz)
12.3 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400Intel Core i5-8400
6x 2.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
9.97 (81%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i5-9600KIntel Core i5-9600K
6x 3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz)
52.6 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400Intel Core i5-8400
6x 2.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)
52.6 (100%)



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