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Reviews of Intel Core i5 8400 2.8GHz Socket 1151

Testseek.com have collected 264 expert reviews of the Intel Core i5 8400 2.8GHz Socket 1151 and the average rating is 85%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Intel Core i5 8400 2.8GHz Socket 1151.
Award: Editor’s Choice October 2017
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The editors liked

  • 6 cores in a Core i5
  • Great performance
  • Very competitive against Ryzen 5 parts
  • Price
  • Lower TDP and operating temperatures
  • Incredible value
  • Six Cores
  • Strong performance in games and applications
  • Bundled cooler
  • Often bests previous-generation Core i7-7700K flagship CPU on multi-core tests
  • Best-in-class gaming performance
  • When paired with a dedicated graphics card
  • Strong Multi-Thread Performance
  • Killer Single-Thread Performance
  • Relatively Low Power
  • High Overclocks
  • Most affordable 6-core in the Coffee Lake lineup
  • Large multi-threaded gains over the previous generation
  • Intel stock cooler included in the box
  • Intel's best value chip. Great for gamers across the board
  • Decent at productivity
  • Thermals in line with a 7700K
  • Great price/performance ratio
  • Six full cores
  • No need for aftermarket cooling

The editors didn't like

  • Can't be overclocked and lacks HyperThreading
  • Conclusion
  • No HyperThreading
  • No Overclocking
  • No BSeries motherboards at launch
  • Poor availability
  • Locked ratio multiplier
  • Not unlocked for overclocking (though i5 K-version does exist)
  • Requires a new motherboard
  • Despite Z370 chipset offering no substantive new features
  • Requires New Motherboards
  • Despite Using LGA1151 Socket
  • Not All Unlocked
  • Multiplier locked
  • Manual overclocking yields limited gains
  • New motherboard required
  • Lacks HyperThreading
  • Only Z370 motherboards available at launch
  • Increases platform cost
  • Relatively low all-core clock frequency
  • Intel's B360 motherboards won't be available until 2018 and the cost of Z370 boards strains the value of this offer
  • No real overclocking potential
  • No HyperThreading (SMT
  • Needs a new mobo

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  Published: 2019-09-13, Author: Nathan , review by: legitreviews.com

  • Abstract:  Legit Reviews has been using Blender in our benchmarks for years and hopefully you've found the results worthwhile and interesting. Blender, for those that might not know, is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D p...

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  Published: 2019-09-03, Author: Nathan , review by: legitreviews.com

  • Abstract:  Geekbench 5 was officially released by Primate Labs today and Legit Reviews has been taking a look at this benchmark in the lab. The release of Geekbench 5 brings new machine learning, augmented reality, and computational photography workloads to the CPU...

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  Published: 2019-06-05, Author: Michael , review by: phoronix.com

  • Abstract:  With recently seeing a deal on the Intel Core i5 9400F processor, I picked it up for testing as part of our Spectre / Meltdown / Foreshadow / Zombieload testing since it features some hardware mitigations and is otherwise quite similar to the unmitigated...

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  Published: 2018-12-25, review by: benchmarkreviews.com

  • Can't be overclocked and lacks HyperThreading, Conclusion
  • We hope that this article has helped you find the right CPU for your gaming PC. As you can see, it doesn't really matter what your budget is because great gaming CPUs are available within any budget. If you consider yourself to be a casual gamer, a budget...

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  Published: 2018-11-26, Author: Steven , review by: techspot.com

  • Battlefield V is playable on quad-cores but you can expect frequent frame dips, resulting in less consistent frame rates. For the most part, we've found that the older Core i5-7600K has been hanging in there pretty well with AAA titles released in 2018, b...

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  Published: 2018-10-26, Author: Jeff , review by: Techreport.com

  • Abstract:  Intel's recent launch of the Core i9-9900K has a lot of people asking what it means to have the best gaming CPU around. The answer to that question is complicated, and we wanted to take a break from our usual System Guide format to dive deep into this spe...

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  Published: 2018-05-25, Author: Paul , review by: tomshardware.com

  • Abstract:  It's the age-old question that has spurred endless debate: AMD or Intel? Today, that rivalry has reached new heights with AMD's Ryzen 2000 Series, often referred to by users (but not AMD) as "Ryzen 2," competing against Intel's 8th Gen "Coffee Lake" for d...

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  Published: 2018-05-16, Author: Steven , review by: techspot.com

  • Abstract:  For the past few weeks we've been busy benchmarking two CPUs in over 30 games: AMD's Ryzen 5 2600 and Intel's Core i5-8400. Before we get into the benchmark results -- and I promise there's a boatload of them -- here are a few quick notes on the test setu...

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  Published: 2018-04-09, Author: Steven , review by: techspot.com

  • We've have a pretty good look at application and game performance. As expected Intel's faster in games for the most part, while AMD's faster for most of the heavy workloads we tested, that being the situation this is how I look at it. Even with a GTX 1080...

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  Published: 2018-04-02, Author: Bình , review by: topnewreview.com

  • Abstract:  »Socket: 1151 »Type: 64-bit » Process: 14nm »Cores: Six »Threads: Six »Clock: 2.8GHz »Turbo: 4.0GHz »Cache: 9MB »RAM: DDR4-2667, two channels 64GB Max »TDP:65W »GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630 »GPU Clock: 350 MHz (105 GHz max) »GPU Units: 23 »Virtual: VT-x, V...

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