Intel Core i5-10400 Matches i7-9700F in Gaming, Interesting!


Intel announced the Comet Lake-S desktop processors last week, and one channel on the Chinese video website Bilibili got the something on the Intel Core i5-10400, as spotted by [@Momomo_us]. The channel compared the i5-10400 to the i5-9400F and the i7-9700F. Surprisingly, the i7-9700F beats the new Intel Core i5-10400 in heavily-threaded applications, but the i5-10400 almost matches the i7-9700F in gaming. Naturally, this isn’t all too surprising as most games rely more on a strong performance from individual cores, but the i5-10400 doesn’t have more cores than the 9th-Gen i5-9400F.

i5-9400F i5-10400 i7-9700F
Cores / Threads 6 / 6 6 / 12 8 / 8
Base Clock 2.9 GHz 2.9 GHz 3.0 GHz
Max Turbo Clock 4.1 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.7 GHz
Cache 9 MB 12 MB 12 MB
iGPU No Intel UHD Graphics 630 No
TDP 65 W 65 W 65 W

The new i5 chip comes with a 200 MHz max turbo clock boost, a jump in Cache from 9MB to 12MB, and also hyper threading so that it can handle 12 threads simultaneously. However, if the data is true, it looks like the Comet Lake-S Intel Core i5-10400 might become a very interesting chip for gamers looking for a mid-budget chip.