Intel Core i5-9400 vs Intel Core i3-9100

Intel Core i5-9400
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
2900 MHz / Cores: 6 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i5-9400

Intel Core i3-9100
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
3700 MHz / Cores: 4 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i3-9100

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-9400
    116%
  • Intel Core i3-9100
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-9400
    109%
  • Intel Core i3-9100
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-9400
    123%
  • Intel Core i3-9100
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-9400

9% higher single threaded performance.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 23% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Around 16% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i3-9100

None

Intel Core i5-9400

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-9400

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i5-9400

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-9400

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i3-9100
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0

Architecture

Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i3-9100
Architecture Intel_Coffelake vs Intel_Coffelake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Coffee Lake vs Coffee Lake
Release Date Sep 2018 vs Sep 2018

Cores

Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i3-9100
Cores 6 vs 4
Threads 6 vs 4
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics UHD Graphics 630 vs UHD Graphics 630

Cache

Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i3-9100
L1 Cache 64 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 256 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 9216 KB (shared) vs 6144 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i3-9100
Socket Intel Socket 1151 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp 72°C vs 72°C
Package FC-LGA1151 vs FC-LGA1151
Die Size unknown vs unknown
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i3-9100
Cpu Frequency 2900 MHz vs 3700 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4100 MHz vs none
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage variable vs variable
TDP 65 W vs 65 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-9400
    4920 points
  • Intel Core i3-9100
    4440 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-9400
    20880 points
  • Intel Core i3-9100
    17760 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-9400 (simulated)
    174.25
  • Intel Core i3-9100 (simulated)
    159.31

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-9400 (simulated)
    972.54
  • Intel Core i3-9100 (simulated)
    790.21

points - higher is better