Intel Core i5-9400F Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-9400F is a 6 core processor. It can handle 6 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q1/2019. The Intel Core i5-9400F is based on the 9. generation of the Intel Core i5 series and requires a mainboard with the socket LGA 1151-2. The Intel Core i5-9400F scores 1,085 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 4,722 points.
Intel Core i5-9400F

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Intel Core i5-9400F belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Intel Core i5-9400F.

Name: Intel Core i5-9400F
Family: Intel Core i5 (331)
CPU group: Intel Core i 9000 (34)
Architecture: Coffee Lake S Refresh
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 9
Predecessor: --
Successor: Intel Core i5-10400F

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 6 CPU cores of the Intel Core i5-9400F clock with 2.90 GHz (4.10 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

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 & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-9400F supports up to 128 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth 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

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i5-9400F has a TDP of 65 W.

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

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-9400F has a 9.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

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: Q1/2019
Release price: 157 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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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.
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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1005
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
5341
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
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 i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
4722
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1346
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
5164
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
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

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 @ 3.70 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 @ 4.50 GHz
424
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
423
Intel Core i5-8365U Intel Core i5-8365U
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
422
Intel Core i5-9300HF Intel Core i5-9300HF
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
422
Intel Core i5-9300H Intel Core i5-9300H
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
422

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 @ 4.30 GHz
2457
Intel Core i3-10320 Intel Core i3-10320
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
2444
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
2424
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
2407
Intel Xeon E-2236 Intel Xeon E-2236
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
2407
Intel Xeon E-2226GE Intel Xeon E-2226GE
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
2407
Intel Xeon E-2226G Intel Xeon E-2226G
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
2407

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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
74
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
9463
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
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 Xeon E-2276M Intel Xeon E-2276M
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
333.8
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
335.8
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10C 20T @ 2.60 GHz
336.4
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 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 @ 3.90 GHz
369.4
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
372.4

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
462
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
462
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
460
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
459
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
459
Intel Core i5-10400F Intel Core i5-10400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
458
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
457

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 i5-9400 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
Intel Core i5-1155G7 Intel Core i5-1155G7
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
2548
Intel Core i7-7740X Intel Core i7-7740X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
2540
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
2523

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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
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

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

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.



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