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Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. But this CPU contains 6 Cores and 6 Threads. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? This CPU should be able to play most games, but may be a bottleneck on newer releases. [More ...]

Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 630

Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA1151-2

Clockspeed: 2.9 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.1 GHz

Cores: 6 Threads: 6

Typical TDP: 65 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 9 MB

Memory Support: Max. Memory Size: 128 GB (DDR4-2666)

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz, Intel Core i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2019

CPUmark/$Price: 76.18

Overall Rank:
1164th fastest in multithreading out of 4761 CPUs
854th fastest in single threading out of 4761 CPUs
364th fastest in out of 1368 Desktop CPUs

Last Price Change: $123.00 USD (2024-07-17)

Average CPU Mark rating
Multithread Rating
9371
Single Thread Rating
2438

Samples: 1569*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 11,862
Thread: 2,397

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz

Integer Math26,539 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math22,761 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers36 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting16,571 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,822 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression132,963 KBytes/Sec
Physics618 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions11,701 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,438 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 19th of July 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 18th of July 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 18th of July 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$145.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$123.00 USDBuy Now!
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 19th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,255
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,478
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,154
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,624
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,047
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,897
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,285
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,755
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,536
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,176
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
9,371
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 19th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
237.08
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
182.49
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
167.55
Intel Core i9-12900K
149.21
Intel Core i9-13900K
134.67
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.66
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
76.18
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
55.41
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 19th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,630
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,166
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,033
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,921
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,696
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,470
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,360
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,930
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,567
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
2,438
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2144790 - Jul 14 2024
9951
BL2143909 - Jul 12 2024
9805
BL2143829 - Jul 12 2024
10212
BL2143699 - Jul 12 2024
8564
BL2142843 - Jul 11 2024
9609
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
As of 19th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
9,371
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
10,671 (+13.9%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G vs Intel Core i5-9400
9,271 (-1.1%)
Intel Core i5-9500 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
9,799 (+4.6%)
Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
9,548 (+1.9%)
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
10,200 (+8.8%)
Intel Core i5-9500F @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
10,028 (+7.0%)
Intel Core i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
9,232 (-1.5%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 vs Intel Core i5-9400
7,752 (-17.3%)
Intel Core i5-9600KF @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
10,696 (+14.1%)
Intel Core i5-8600 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
9,953 (+6.2%)
Intel Core i5-9400F @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
9,469 (+1.1%)
Intel Core i5-8400T @ 1.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
7,425 (-20.8%)

Is the Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 19th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,318
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,272
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,030
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,525
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,387
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,112
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,010
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,871
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,789
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,746
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,533
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,531
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
1,995