Intel Core i5-9400F - Benchmark, Test and specs

The Intel Core i5-9400F 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 Q1/2019.
Intel Core i5-9400F
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i5-9400F
Family: Intel Core i5
CPU group: Intel Core i 9000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 9
Predecessor: Intel Core i5-8400
Successor: Intel Core i5-10400F
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
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
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR4-2666
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 65 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 9.00 MB
Architecture: Coffee Lake S Refresh
Technology: 14 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 1151-2
Release date: Q1/2019
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-9400F 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.

AMD Epyc 7502P AMD Epyc 7502P
32C 64T @ 2.50 GHz
1021
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1021
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1021
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
1020
Intel Celeron G3900 Intel Celeron G3900
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
1020
Intel Core i7-10510Y Intel Core i7-10510Y
4C 8T @ 1.20 GHz
1016
Intel Core i5-8257U Intel Core i5-8257U
4C 8T @ 1.40 GHz
998
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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 i3-10100 Intel Core i3-10100
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
5612
Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
5612
Intel Core i5-8500B Intel Core i5-8500B
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
5612
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
5581
Intel Core i7-7700 Intel Core i7-7700
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
5426
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
5423
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
5379
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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.

AMD Ryzen 3 4300U AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
425
Intel Pentium Gold G6500 Intel Pentium Gold G6500
2C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
424
Intel Xeon W-3235 Intel Xeon W-3235
12C 24T @ 3.30 GHz
424
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
423
Intel Core i5-8365U Intel Core i5-8365U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
422
Intel Core i5-9300HF Intel Core i5-9300HF
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
422
Intel Core i5-9300H Intel Core i5-9300H
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
422
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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 i7-11370H Intel Core i7-11370H
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
2457
Intel Core i3-10320 Intel Core i3-10320
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
2444
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
2424
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
2407
Intel Xeon E-2236 Intel Xeon E-2236
6C 6T @ 3.40 GHz
2407
Intel Xeon E-2226GE Intel Xeon E-2226GE
6C 6T @ 3.40 GHz
2407
Intel Xeon E-2226G Intel Xeon E-2226G
6C 6T @ 3.40 GHz
2407
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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 i5-8400H Intel Core i5-8400H
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
178
Intel Core i5-8600 Intel Core i5-8600
6C 6T @ 3.10 GHz
178
Intel Core i7-10710U Intel Core i7-10710U
6C 12T @ 1.10 GHz
178
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
177
Intel Core i5-1038NG7 Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
177
Intel Core i7-1060NG7 Intel Core i7-1060NG7
4C 8T @ 1.20 GHz
177
Intel Core i7-1060G7 Intel Core i7-1060G7
4C 8T @ 1.00 GHz
177
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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 @ 3.60 GHz
1001
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1001
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
995
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
987
Intel Xeon E-2236 Intel Xeon E-2236
6C 6T @ 3.40 GHz
987
Intel Xeon E-2226GE Intel Xeon E-2226GE
6C 6T @ 3.40 GHz
987
Intel Xeon E-2226G Intel Xeon E-2226G
6C 6T @ 3.40 GHz
987
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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 i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1086
Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
1086
Intel Core i5-8500B Intel Core i5-8500B
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
1086
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
1085
AMD Athlon Gold PRO 4150GE AMD Athlon Gold PRO 4150GE
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHzNot verified
1084
Intel Xeon E3-1240 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1240 v6
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1083
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U AMD Ryzen 5 4680U
6C 12T @ 2.20 GHz
1082
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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 i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
4761
Intel Core i5-8500B Intel Core i5-8500B
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
4761
Intel Core i7-1195G7 Intel Core i7-1195G7
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
4755
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
4753
Intel Xeon E-2236 Intel Xeon E-2236
6C 6T @ 3.40 GHz
4753
Intel Xeon E-2226GE Intel Xeon E-2226GE
6C 6T @ 3.40 GHz
4753
Intel Xeon E-2226G Intel Xeon E-2226G
6C 6T @ 3.40 GHz
4753
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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 i5-9600 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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
4325
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
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
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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 i5-8400B Intel Core i5-8400B
6C 6T @ 2.80 GHz
76
Intel Core i7-11370H Intel Core i7-11370H
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
75
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
75
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
74
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
74
AMD Ryzen 3 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
73
Intel Core i7-1165G7 Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
73
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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 i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
12139
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
12089
Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2 Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2
15C 30T @ 2.30 GHz
12060
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
12051
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
12051
Intel Core i7-7740X Intel Core i7-7740X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
11855
Intel Core i5-8600 Intel Core i5-8600
6C 6T @ 3.10 GHz
11816
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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 Xeon E-2276M Intel Xeon E-2276M
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
333.8
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
335.8
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10C 20T @ 2.20 GHz
336.4
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
367.5
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
369.3
Intel Core i7-8750H Intel Core i7-8750H
6C 12T @ 2.20 GHz
369.4
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
372.4
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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 i7-8850H Intel Core i7-8850H
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
4854
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
4850
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
4823
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
4820
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
4820
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
4814
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1280 v6
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
4788
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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 i5-9500 Intel Core i5-9500
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
21436
Intel Core i5-9500F Intel Core i5-9500F
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
21436
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
21366
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
21065
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 2.90 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 @ 2.60 GHz
20946
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The Intel Core i5-9400F is a ninth generation processor from Intels Core i5 series. As you can see from the "F" in the processor designation, this CPU is a processor without an integrated graphics unit. So you definitely need a dedicated graphics card here. Except for the missing graphics unit, the processor is completely identical to the Intel Core i5-9400, but of course it is also a bit cheaper. The F processors are therefore interesting for everyone who wants to use a dedicated graphics card.

The Intel Core i5-9400F has 6 cores that can clock in turbo mode with up to 4.10 gigahertz each. However, this clock rate is only achieved with a single core load, but if all cores are loaded at the same time, the cores still clock at up to 3.90 gigahertz. Incidentally, the standard clock rate of the Intel Core i5-9400F is 2.90 gigahertz. The processor equipped with a 9 megabyte cache does not support hyperthreading, so there are no additional logical cores available.

The Intel Core i5-9400F officially supports DDR4 RAM with up to 2666 megahertz. If the board supports it, RAM with a higher clock frequency can also be used. The two available memory channels support the control of up to 128 gigabytes of RAM. ECC RAM, i.e. working memory with automatic error correction, is unfortunately not supported by the Intel Core i5-9400F.

As mentioned at the beginning, a dedicated graphics card must be used when using the Intel Core i5-9400F. This is connected via the 16 existing PCI-Express 3.0 lines.

The Intel Core i5-9400F was released in the second quarter of 2019, is manufactured in the 14 nanometer process and is based on Intels Coffee Lake Refresh architecture. To buy a motherboard and fan you have to know that the Intel Core i5-9400F requires the Intel socket LGA 1151-2.


Leaderboards

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