Intel Core i5-9400 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-9400 has 6 cores with 6 threads and is based on the 9. gen of the Intel Core i5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1151-2 socket and was released in Q2/2019.
Intel Core i5-9400

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i5-9400. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i5-9400.

Name: Intel Core i5-9400
Family: Intel Core i5
CPU group: Intel Core i 9000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 9
Predecessor: Intel Core i5-8400
Successor: Intel Core i5-10400

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i5-9400 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.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 6
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 3.90 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-9400 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).

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.05 GHz
Execution units: 24
Shader: 192
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9.5
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q4/2017

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.

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

Memory type: DDR4-2666
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
AES-NI: Yes

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.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i5-9400 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.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1151-2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 9.00 MB
Architecture: Coffee Lake S Refresh
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q2/2019
Release price: 220 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-9400 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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.

AMD Ryzen 3 4100 AMD Ryzen 3 4100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1078
AMD Ryzen 3 4300G AMD Ryzen 3 4300G
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1078
Intel Core i7-8557U Intel Core i7-8557U
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1078
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1077
Intel Core i7-9700T Intel Core i7-9700T
8C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1077
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 Intel Core i5-1030NG7
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1073
Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1073
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i7-8850H Intel Core i7-8850H
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
4644
Intel Xeon W-2125 Intel Xeon W-2125
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
4636
Intel Core i7-8750H Intel Core i7-8750H
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
4635
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
4629
Intel Xeon D-1637 Intel Xeon D-1637
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
4615
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
4608
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
4576
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
470
Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
464
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
464
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
462
Intel Core i3-10100 Intel Core i3-10100
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
462
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
462
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
462
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



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 i7-1195G7 Intel Core i7-1195G7
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
2602
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
2588
Intel Core i7-8750H Intel Core i7-8750H
6C 12T @ 2.20 GHz
2586
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
2585
Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
2563
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2562
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
2550
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-5700HQ Intel Core i7-5700HQ
Intel HD Graphics 5600 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Pentium G4500 Intel Pentium G4500
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Pentium G4520 Intel Pentium G4520
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Core i5-10200H Intel Core i5-10200H
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Core i5-10500H Intel Core i5-10500H
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Intel Core i3-9100TE Intel Core i3-9100TE
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.05 GHz
403
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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 i5-8400B Intel Core i5-8400B
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
76
Intel Core i7-11370H Intel Core i7-11370H
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
75
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
75
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
74
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
74
AMD Ryzen 3 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
73
Intel Core i7-1165G7 Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
73
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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 i7-10850H Intel Core i7-10850H
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
12131
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
12089
Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2 Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2
15C 30T @ 2.90 GHz
12060
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
12051
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
12051
Intel Core i7-11370H Intel Core i7-11370H
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
12029
Intel Core i7-7740X Intel Core i7-7740X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
11855
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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 i7-8750H Intel Core i7-8750H
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
369.4
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
372.4
Intel Core i5-8600K Intel Core i5-8600K
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
374.8
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
378.1
Intel Core i3-10105F Intel Core i3-10105F
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
380
Intel Core i7-7700 Intel Core i7-7700
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
387.7
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
400.9
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



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 i5-9600 Intel Core i5-9600
6C 6T @ 3.10 GHz
4554
Intel Core i7-1165G7 Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
4521
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4407
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
4325
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
4325
Intel Core i7-7700 Intel Core i7-7700
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4250
AMD Ryzen 3 4100 AMD Ryzen 3 4100
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4217
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



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 i5-8400H Intel Core i5-8400H
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
178
Intel Core i5-8600 Intel Core i5-8600
6C 6T @ 4.20 GHz
178
Intel Core i7-10710U Intel Core i7-10710U
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
178
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
177
Intel Core i5-1038NG7 Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
177
Intel Core i7-1060NG7 Intel Core i7-1060NG7
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
177
Intel Core i7-1060G7 Intel Core i7-1060G7
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
177
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 i3-10100 Intel Core i3-10100
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1001
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1001
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
995
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
987
Intel Xeon E-2236 Intel Xeon E-2236
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
987
Intel Xeon E-2226GE Intel Xeon E-2226GE
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
987
Intel Xeon E-2226G Intel Xeon E-2226G
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
987
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-8850H Intel Core i7-8850H
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
4854
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
4850
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
4823
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
4820
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
4820
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 4.40 GHz
4814
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1280 v6
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
4788
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i5-9500 Intel Core i5-9500
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
21436
Intel Core i5-9500F Intel Core i5-9500F
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
21436
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
21366
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
21065
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
21065
Intel Xeon E-2176M Intel Xeon E-2176M
6C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
20989
Intel Core i7-8850H Intel Core i7-8850H
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
20946
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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