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Intel Core i5-9400F vs Intel Core i7-9700

Intel Core i5-9400F

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The Intel Core i5-9400F is a six-core desktop processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture introduced in October 2018 along with the flagship Intel Core i9-9900K. The processor clocks at 2.9-4.1 GHz and can process up to 6 threads simultaneously. The Intel Core i5-9400F is manufactured in the improved 14-nm process (14nm++).

Performance

Compared to the Intel Core i5-8400, the performance could only be increased slightly. Performance increases of up to 10 percent can be expected. Both processors (old and new) still do not offer hyperthreading. The performance increase therefore only adds up to small architecture improvements and a slightly higher basic and turbo clock rate. This CPU is suitable for everyday office use, which does not require large coolers due to the low waste heat. But games are also among the application areas, because in games the Intel Core i5-9400F clearly beats the Intel Core i3-9100F. Here the six cores are paying off in the meantime. 

Graphics unit

The Intel Core i5-9400F is a processor without integrated graphics unit. If you value an iGPU, you should take a closer look at the Intel Core i5-9400, as it offers the entry level Intel UHD Graphics 630.

Power consumption

Intel puts the Thermal Design Power (TDP) at 65 watts. This means there is no need for large cooling systems, which also allows installation in very compact housings.

Intel Core i7-9700

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The Intel Core i7-9700 is a high end desktop processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture. It integrates 8 cores (no Hyperthreading therefore also 8 threads) clocked at 3 - 4.7 GHz. Compared to the similar named Core i7-9700K, the 9700 has no open multiplicator for easy overclocking, offers lower clock speeds and offers a reduced TDP.

Compared to the old Core i7-8700, the 9700 offers two more real cores but no Hyperthreading. Therefore, the performance gain is not that big - depending on the app. The single core performance was slightly improved thanks to the higher Turbo clocks. As a high end desktop CPU, the i7-9700 is well suited for demanding tasks and gaming.

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics card is clocked at up to 1.2 GHz and offers no advantage compared to previous generations. As it is a very low end GPU, only some low demanding games like Hearthstone can be played with it (see GPU page for benchmarks).

Intel specifies the TDP at 65 Watt (instead of the 95W of the faster models) and therefore the CPU wont need a high end desktop cooling system.

ModelIntel Core i5-9400FIntel Core i7-9700
SeriesIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-RCoffee Lake-R
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-R
Intel Core i9-9900KS compare4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9900K compare3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-9700K compare3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 812 MB
Intel Core i7-97003 - 4.7 GHz8 / 812 MB
Intel Core i5-9600K compare3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i9-9900T compare2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1616 MB
» Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i3-9100F compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i9-9900KS compare4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9900K compare3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-9700K compare3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 812 MB
» Intel Core i7-97003 - 4.7 GHz8 / 812 MB
Intel Core i5-9600K compare3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i9-9900T compare2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i3-9100F compare3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 46 MB
Clock2900 - 4100 MHz3000 - 4700 MHz
L1 Cache384 KB512 KB
L2 Cache1.5 MB2 MB
L3 Cache9 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 68 / 8
TDP65 Watt65 Watt
Technology14 nm10014++ nm
Die Size149 mm2178 mm2
SocketLGA 1151-2FCLGA1151
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
Architecturex86x86
$182 U.S.
Announced
max. Temp.100 °C
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-9400F
41.8 pt (49%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-9700
47.2 pt (55%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
416 Points (54%)
474 Points (61%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
2378 Points (10%)
2892 Points (12%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
984 Points (10%)
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1254 Points (13%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
173 Points (59%)
199 Points (68%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
11.3 Points (21%)
14.4 Points (27%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2 Points (56%)
2.3 Points (64%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6490 Points (58%)
7473 Points (67%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
31523 Points (43%)
37381 Points (51%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
40065 Points (35%)
49666 Points (44%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
8182 Points (50%)
9840 Points (60%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
198.7 s (2%)
155.8 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.8 s (1%)
4.8 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5794 Points (34%)
6945 Points (40%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
25639 MIPS (18%)
33539 MIPS (24%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4678 MIPS (67%)
5186 MIPS (74%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
64 fps (29%)
77.6 fps (35%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
234 fps (64%)
247.5 fps (67%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
9.1 fps (19%)
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10.5 fps (23%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (18%)
0.8 GB/s (27%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.9 GB/s (18%)
1.3 GB/s (27%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
5.2 GB/s (19%)
7.6 GB/s (28%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
468.5 Seconds (3%)
388.7 Seconds (3%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.7 sec (14%)
0.6 sec (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.3 s (2%)
8.3 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
20.8 s (1%)
18.4 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
499.8 s (2%)
460.7 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
11185 Points (39%)
13939 Points (48%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
70546 Points (45%)
79476 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
70482 Points (58%)
79073 Points (65%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
72413 Points (61%)
79079 Points (67%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
8275 Points (21%)
11688 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
12616 Points (31%)
16387 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
5777 Points (31%)
6867 Points (37%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5347 Points (62%)
5777 Points (67%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
21830 Points (27%)
27040 Points (33%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1132 Points (58%)
1300 Points (66%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
5698 Points (18%)
7060 Points (22%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1139 Points (56%)
1312 Points (64%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
5715 Points (20%)
7060 Points (25%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
867 ms (1%)
790 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
211 Points (58%)
232 Points (63%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
131.6 Watt (23%)
143.8 Watt (25%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
122.5 Watt (32%)
141.9 Watt (38%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
8 Points per Watt (9%)
110%
1 i7-9700 +
8.8 Points per Watt (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-9400F → 100% n=41

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-9700 → 118% n=41

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