Intel recently announced its 10th Gen Comet Lake-S desktop processors featuring up to 10 cores and boost clocks as high as 5.3GHz. While the review and sales embargo are yet to blow over, we have a fairly good idea of what to expect from the new chips thanks to leaked benchmarks. One such example is the entire review of the Core i5-10400 posted by a Chinese outlet. It includes synthetics like PCMark and 3DMark as well as content creation and gaming benchmarks. Let’s have a look:
As you can see, the Core i5-10400 manages to beat the Core i7-9700F in Assassins’ Creed while just leveling with it in GTA V. It’s well ahead of its predecessor, the 9400F in both benchmarks.
In Cinebench and WinRAR, the Core i5-10400 sits between the 9700F and 9400F, edging closer towards the former. This can be explained on the basis of the higher thread count. The Core i7-9700F has eight cores and eight threads while the 10400 has six cores and twelve threads. This puts the two nearly on the same level (performance benefits of SMT or HT vary and aren’t as effective as physical cores). The Core i5-9400F lacks hyperthreading and is limited to six cores and the same number of threads. Here’s a summary of the leaked benchmarks: