Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz
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Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz Performance Specification
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2.8 GHz
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Coffee Lake
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LGA 1151
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Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz Game Requirement Analysis

The Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz is a high-end CPU based on Intel's 8th Gen 14nm, Coffee Lake microarchitecture. It offers 6 physical cores (6 logical), initially clocked at 2.8GHz, which may go up to 4.0GHz on a single core using Turbo Boost, or 3.5Ghz if all six cores are boosted.


It doesn't have an unlocked multiplier, therefore, it can't be overclocked using traditional methods.


It has 9MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB.


It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 65W. It is on par with competitor processors.


Among its many features, Intel Enhanced Speedstep, Turbo Boost 2.0 and Virtualization are activated.


It integrates Intel UHD Graphics 630 on board. It has a base frequency of 350MHz which can go up to 1GHz as well as offering DirectX 12 support.


This CPU is likely to offer decent computational performance and will not be a bottleneck in all but the most CPU-intensive AAA games in 2017.

[Please be aware that GD data is constantly refined as more information and reports are made available.]
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FoxerTyle's Rig
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This processor goes well with a 1060? Many benchmarks claim that the perfect graphics card for this i5 is the 1070 Ti, but it is very expensive and I think it's not worth it.

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therione13's Rig
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i think in 1080p 8400 in some caces will bottleneck 1070 ti. only in 1080p. can go well up to 1070 for 1080p

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Base clock is low, will it affect latest games???

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Was considering getting the i7 8600 but it's too much outta my price range, so I was thinking of upgrading to this. Is it worth it. I'll be getting a new

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high refresh rate monitor in the coming months so I can utilize and push those high fps numbers, also i am aware of needing a z370 board,was gonna get this

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https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Motherboard-Motherboards-Z370-PRO/dp/B075GN9YC4/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1528432776&sr=1-3&keywords=z370+motherboard, opinions?

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could I put this on LGA1151 ddr3 mainboard ?


mine is msi h110m pro vd-d3

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no bro only z370 boards till now

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base clock is too low

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Its low just because to meet 65w tdp

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True… but this one is a good performer. WE only need to wait for price to drop a bit.

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Price is pretty decent right now - between the R5 1500x and R5 1600. The funny thing is that because of its low price, now the older I5 7XXX will never be sold

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YEa… but still no budget mobo's. =/

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there are several cheapones with the 1151 socket, but the max. RAM frequency is limited to 2133 Hz… damn greedy intel

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