Intel Core i5-9400 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-9400 was released in Q2/2019 and has 6 cores. The processor can process 6 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket LGA 1151-2. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core i5-9400 achieved a result of 1,085 points (single-core) or 4,722 points (multi-core).
Intel Core i5-9400

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Intel Core i5-9400 belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Intel Core i5-9400.

Name: Intel Core i5-9400
Family: Intel Core i5 (328)
CPU group: Intel Core i 9000 (34)
Architecture: Coffee Lake S Refresh
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 9
Predecessor: Intel Core i5-8400
Successor: Intel Core i5-10400

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-9400 has 6 cores. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-9400 is 2.90 GHz (4.10 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

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 an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Intel Core i5-9400 has the Intel UHD Graphics 630 installed, which has 24 streaming multiprocessors (192 shaders).

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.05 GHz
Compute units: 24
Shader: 192
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q4/2017
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9.5
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

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 Intel Core i5-9400 supports a maximum of 128 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 42.7 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2666
42.7 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i5-9400 has a TDP of 65 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

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

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Intel Core i5-9400 is made in 14 nm and has 9.00 MB cache.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1151-2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 9.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
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: Technical data sheet

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.

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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 Celeron G3900 Intel Celeron G3900
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
1020
Intel Core i3-1110G4 Intel Core i3-1110G4
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1016
Intel Core i7-10510Y Intel Core i7-10510Y
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1016
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1005
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1005
Intel Core i7-6700T Intel Core i7-6700T
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1005
Intel Core i5-8257U Intel Core i5-8257U
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
998

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.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
5423
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
5379
Intel Core i5-11300H Intel Core i5-11300H
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
5349
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
5341
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
5341
Intel Core i7-1160G7 Intel Core i7-1160G7
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
5340
Intel Core i3-1315U Intel Core i3-1315U
6C 8T @ 1.20 GHz
5250

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 EPYC 7282 AMD EPYC 7282
16C 32T @ 3.20 GHz
1086
Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1086
Intel Xeon Gold 6146 Intel Xeon Gold 6146
12C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
1086
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1085
Intel Core i3-1000NG4 Intel Core i3-1000NG4
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1085
Intel Core i3-1000G4 Intel Core i3-1000G4
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1085
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1085

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 i5-9500 Intel Core i5-9500
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
4736
Intel Core i5-9500F Intel Core i5-9500F
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
4736
Intel Xeon E3-1275 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1275 v6
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4725
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
4722
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
4722
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
4719
Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
4718

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Xeon E3-1545M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1545M v5
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1348
Intel Xeon W-3223 Intel Xeon W-3223
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
1348
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1347
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1346
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1346
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4450U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4450U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1345
Intel Xeon Gold 6246R Intel Xeon Gold 6246R
16C 32T @ 4.10 GHz
1342

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
5218
Intel Core i5-1140G7 Intel Core i5-1140G7
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
5207
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
5167
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
5164
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
5164
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
8C 8T @ 3.36 GHz
5163
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
5149

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

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

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X AMD Ryzen 5 2500X
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
9503
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
9500
Intel Core i3-10325 Intel Core i3-10325
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
9468
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
9463
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
9463
Intel Xeon Gold 5222 Intel Xeon Gold 5222
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
9443
Intel Core i5-9600T Intel Core i5-9600T
6C 6T @ 3.20 GHz
9403

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

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

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

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

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

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