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Intel Core i5 8th Gen

Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz

The Intel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz has 6 cores that run at a clock speed of 2.8GHz.

It has an L3 cache size of 9MB and an L2 cache size of 1536KB.


Intel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz

Cores6More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously
Speed2.8GHzClock 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 Date05 Oct 2017 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
L2 Cache1536KBAfter L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access
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 SocketLGA 1151The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it
Unlocked MultipliernoAn unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost

Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz compatibility review

Overall, the Intel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz has exceptional performance. Its 6 cores clocked at 2.8 GHz provide swift processing speeds and allow many processes to be run simultaneously.

The CPU is over 3 years old, meaning it is based on aging technologies and will not have the level of support that you would find in a newer processor.

Created with lithographic technology sized at 14 nanometers, the Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz 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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Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Minecraft 140
Battlefield 3 73
Battlefield 4 68
Far Cry 3 66
Crysis 3 81
Assassins Creed: Unity 32
Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag 55
Far Cry 4 65
Assassins Creed 3 56
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 137
Assassins Creed: Syndicate 40
Doom 4 60
Hitman Absolution 68
Dark Souls 3 60
Dragon Age 3: Inquisition 51
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