Intel Core i5-10400F
The Intel Core i5-10400F is a mid-range processor for desktops with six cores based on the Comet Lake architecture (CML-S, 4th generation of Skylake). The processor clocks at between 2.9 and 4.3 GHz and can execute up to 12 threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading.
The processor is still manufactured on the old 14nm (14nm++) process.
The Comet Lake architecture is similar to Coffee Lake and offers the same features and is produced in the same 14nm process. Other than the improved clock rates, the memory controller now also supports faster DDR4-2666 RAM. More information on Comet Lake and all the models and articles on it can be found here.
Thanks to the high clock speeds (and possible TDP settings with most mainboards), the Core i5-10400F offers a good gaming performance and thanks to the 6 cores also a good application performance.
The CPUs with an "F" suffix do not feature an integrated graphics adapter. The Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is deactivated (e.g., to use chips with defective GPUs) and can not be used in the 10400F.
Intel specifies the TDP at 65 Watts (PL1) but under full load up to 134 Watt are consumed (PL2) for up to 28 seconds (Tau).
|Series||Intel Comet Lake|
|Series: Comet Lake Comet Lake-S|
|Clock Rate||2900 - 4300 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||384 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||1.5 MB|
|Level 3 Cache||12 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||6 / 12|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||65 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||14 nm|
|Max. Temperature||100 °C|
|Features||HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, Quick Sync, Virtualization|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$155 U.S.|