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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 an old CPU that 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 Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 MB, L3: 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: 31.53

Overall Rank: 818

Last Price Change: $299.95 USD (2023-02-07)

Average CPU Mark
rating
9457

Single Thread Rating: 2464
Samples: 1092*
*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 Math26,883 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math22,991 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers37 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting17 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption2,807 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression131.9 MBytes/Sec
Physics615 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions11,831 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,464 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 7th of February 2023.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 1st of February 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 1st of February 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$229.99 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$174.25 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,589
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,758
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,689
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,158
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
21,954
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,931
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,562
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,794
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
14,556
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,265
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
9,457
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
167.58
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
132.11
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
116.65
Intel Core i9-12900K
100.70
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.98
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
33.08
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
31.53
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
31.20
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,208
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,060
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,848
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,825
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,731
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,356
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,948
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
2,891
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,665
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
2,464
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1738750 - Feb 06 2023
10284
BL1738445 - Feb 06 2023
9339
BL1737584 - Feb 05 2023
9626
BL1737560 - Feb 05 2023
9774
BL1735958 - Feb 03 2023
9453
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 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
9,457
Intel Core i5-9600KF @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
10,800 (+14.2%)
Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
9,578 (+1.3%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G vs Intel Core i5-9400
8,736 (-7.6%)
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
10,761 (+13.8%)
Intel Core i5-10300H @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
8,602 (-9.0%)
Intel Core i5-8500T @ 2.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
7,752 (-18.0%)
Intel Core i5-8400T @ 1.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
7,493 (-20.8%)
Intel Core i7-9700T @ 2.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
10,752 (+13.7%)
Intel Core i5-9600 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
10,395 (+9.9%)
Intel Core i7-9700 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
13,323 (+40.9%)
Intel Core i5-9500 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
9,783 (+3.5%)
Intel Core i5-9400F @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-9400
9,532 (+0.8%)


Is the Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900T
8,921
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,435
Intel Core i9-13900F
8,178
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,804
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,566
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,100
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,706
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,696
Intel Core i5-13600K
6,664
Intel Core i5-13600KF
6,605
Intel Core i7-13700KF
6,444
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,440
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz
2,129