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Intel Core i5 9th Gen

Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz

The Intel Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz has 6 cores that run at a clock speed of 2.9GHz.

It has an L3 cache size of 9MB.

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Intel Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz

Cores6More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously
Speed2.9GHzClock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family
CodenameCoffee LakeThe code name given by the manufacturers
Release Date31 Jan 2019 The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support
TDP65WThe lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates
L3 Cache9MBThe L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data
Lithography14nmThe smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use
CPU SocketFCLGA1151The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it
Integrated GPUIntel HD Graphics 630 MobileThe integrated GPU in tandem with a compatible motherboard can provide basic graphical utility without the need of a graphics card
Unlocked MultipliernoAn unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost

Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz compatibility review

Overall, the Intel Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz has exceptional performance. Its 6 cores clocked at 2.9 GHz provide swift processing speeds and allow many processes to be run simultaneously.

The CPU is under a year old, meaning it should be based on recent technologies and manufacturer support should almost certainly still be available.

Created with lithographic technology sized at 14 nanometers, the Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz is built for extreme speeds and efficiency, and with a Thermal Design Power of 65W the amount of power necessary to run is not excessive.

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