Intel Core i5-10400 Review Leaked: Still Slower than the AMD Ryzen 5 3600

A user over at the Chiphell forums has leaked a review of Intel’s 10th Gen Core i5-10400 with a bunch of synthetic benchmarks pertaining to content creation performance. The 10400 is marginally faster than the preceding Core i5-9400F, with multi-threaded tests such as Cinebench seeing the highest gains. This is on due to the inclusion of hyperthreading on the former which the latter lacks:

As you can see, the Core i5-10400 sees a healthy boost in the multi-threaded scores thanks to the inclusion of hyperthreading, the single-threaded performance is largely unchanged. Furthermore, like the Core i5-9400F, the 10400 fails to beat the Ryzen 5 3600. Not exactly surprising considering that Cinebench has never been one of Intel’s strengths, but a noteworthy observation nonetheless. Basically, don’t expect any major improvements in the lower-end market from Intel.

In the AIDA64 FPU test, the Core i5-10400 hits 4GHz while consuming 65W and scoring just a tad bit more than the 9400F.

The CPU-Z benchmarks sees more of a boost on account of them being able to leverage hyperthreading:

Overall, in terms of single-threaded performance, the Core i5-10400 is just over 5% faster than the 9400 but the multi-threaded scores swell by well over 30%, thanks to SMT.



Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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