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

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-9600K CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-8400
Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-8400
Intel Core i5 Family Intel Core i5
Intel Core i 9000 CPU group Intel Core i 8000
9 Generation 8
Coffee Lake S Refresh Architecture Coffee Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i5-8600K Predecessor Intel Core i5-7400
Intel Core i5-10600K Successor Intel Core i5-9400

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i5-9600K or Intel Core i5-8400 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

6 Cores 6
6 Threads 6
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? No
3.70 GHz Frequency 2.80 GHz
4.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.80 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-9600K or Intel Core i5-8400 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Execution units 24
192 Shader 192
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2666
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
9.00 MB L3 Cache 9.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

95 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i5-9600K or Intel Core i5-8400 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1151-2 Socket LGA 1151-2
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2018 Release date Q4/2017
260 $ Release price 260 $
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
1276 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
7301 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
481 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
411 (85%)
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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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
2624 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
2291 (87%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
1256 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
1053 (84%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
5643 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
4608 (82%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
522 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
450 (86%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
2882 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 2.80 GHz
2482 (86%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
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Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
79 (100%)
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Estimated results for 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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
10791 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
9239 (86%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
318.4 (79%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
400.9 (100%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
4755 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 2.80 GHz
4199 (88%)
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Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

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Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
3.5 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
204 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
163 (80%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
1165 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
925 (79%)
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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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
5065 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
4020 (79%)
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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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
23045 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
18923 (82%)
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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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
2.45 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
1.86 (76%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
12.3 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
9.97 (81%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.15 GHz
52.6 (100%)
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.15 GHz
52.6 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-8400
Multimedia Office PC Intel Core i5 9600K
Memory PC Intel PC Core i5-9600K
NEXOC Gaming Notebook Laptop 15.6 Zoll mit i5-9600K
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Leaderboards

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