Core i5-8400 vs Core i3-8300 - Assassin's Creed Odyssey GTX 1080 Game Performance Benchmarks


Core i5-8400 Core i3-8300

Multi-Thread Performance

11694 Pts
8715 Pts

Single-Thread Performance

2334 Pts
2172 Pts

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Game Performance Comparison - between GTX 1080 with Core i5-8400 and GTX 1080 with Core i3-8300 - at Ultra, High, Medium, and Low Quality Settings with 1080p, 1440p, 4K resolutions

Core i5-8400 Core i3-8300

Ultra Quality
Resolution Frames Per Second
1080p
61.5 FPS
1080p
59.2 FPS
1440p
44.5 FPS
1440p
43.6 FPS
2160p
31.4 FPS
2160p
30.7 FPS
High Quality
Resolution Frames Per Second
1080p
96.5 FPS
1080p
94.2 FPS
1440p
63.5 FPS
1440p
62.6 FPS
2160p
40.4 FPS
2160p
39.7 FPS
Medium Quality
Resolution Frames Per Second
1080p
117.5 FPS
1080p
115.2 FPS
1440p
90.5 FPS
1440p
89.6 FPS
2160p
56.4 FPS
2160p
55.7 FPS
Low Quality
Resolution Frames Per Second
1080p
163.5 FPS
1080p
161.2 FPS
1440p
149.5 FPS
1440p
148.6 FPS
2160p
102.4 FPS
2160p
101.7 FPS
Core i5-8400
  • The Core i5-8400 has higher Level 3 Cache. This is useful when you have substantial multiprocessing workloads, many computationally intense simultaneous processes. More likely on a server, less on a personally used computer for interactive desktop workloads.
  • The Core i5-8400 has more cores. The benefit of having more cores is that the system can handle more threads. Each core can handle a separate stream of data. This architecture greatly increases the performance of a system that is running concurrent applications.
  • The Core i5-8400 has more threads. Larger programs are divided into threads (small sections) so that the processor can execute them simultaneously to get faster execution.
  • The Core i5-8400 has a higher turbo clock boost. Turbo Boost is a CPU feature that will run CPU clock speed faster than its base clock, if certain conditions are present. It will enable older software that runs on fewer cores, to perform better on newer hardware. Since games are software too, it is also applicable to them.
Core i3-8300
  • For some games, a cpu with a higher clock speed, or in a technical name IPC (Instructions per clock), has better results than other CPU's with higher core count and lower core speed.
  • The Core i3-8300 is more power efficient and generates less heat.

Compare Core i5-8400 vs Core i3-8300 specifications

Core i5-8400 vs Core i3-8300 Architecture

Core i5-8400 Core i3-8300
CodenameCoffee LakeCoffee Lake
GenerationCore i5 (Coffee Lake)Core i3 (Coffee Lake)
MarketDesktopDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4DDR4
Part#SLAPLSR3XY
Production StatusActiveActive
ReleasedOct 2017Feb 2018

Core i5-8400 vs Core i3-8300 Cache

Core i5-8400 Core i3-8300
Cache L164K (per core)64K (per core)
Cache L2256K (per core)256K (per core)
Cache L39MB (shared)8MB (shared)

Core i5-8400 vs Core i3-8300 Cores

Core i5-8400 Core i3-8300
# of Cores64
# of Threads64
Integrated GraphicsN/AN/A
SMP # CPUs11

Core i5-8400 vs Core i3-8300 Features

Core i5-8400 Core i3-8300
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 2.0MMX 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

Core i5-8400 vs Core i3-8300 Performance

Core i5-8400 Core i3-8300
Base Clock100 MHz100 MHz
Frequency2.8 GHz3.7 GHz
Multiplier28.0x37.0x
Multiplier UnlockedNoNo
TDP65 W62 W
Turbo Clockup to 4 GHzN/A
Voltagevariablevariable

Core i5-8400 vs Core i3-8300 Physical

Core i5-8400 Core i3-8300
Die Sizeunknownunknown
FoundryIntelIntel
PackageFC-LGA1151FC-LGA1151
Process Size14 nm14 nm
SocketIntel Socket 1151Intel Socket 1151
Transistorsunknownunknown
tCaseMax72°C72°C

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teddymetal 1 year ago
i5 8400 vs i5 8600k
Does the Base clock really matter.?

i5 8400(2.8Ghz) vs i5 8600k(3.6Ghz)

Because the Turbo clock frequency is almost near 8400(4Ghz) and 8600K(4.3Ghz).

Dose the Base Clock difference of 1Ghz really matters.?
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guapocolumn 1 year ago
I guess what this really hinges on is whether or not you want to overclock. The base clocks don't really matter because they turbo to whatever the turbo speed is anyway when doing work. When looking at the turbo speeds there is a 300MHz difference between the 2 processors. That's not very significant so the 2 should perform similarly in games. It's only when you start to overclock the 8600K that the 2 processors start to really differ from each other. Really when overclocked the Core i5 8600K shouldn't be much different than the Core i7 8700K in gaming.

If it were me and I wanted to save some money I'd go ahead and get the Core i5 8400. If money was no object well then I wouldn't even consider the 8600K. I'd go ahead and get the 8700K. The 8600K should only be considered if you plan to overclock and can't afford the 8700K. The thing is... I can't decide for you. You have to make the decision but hopefully I have given you enough information to make it.
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giantenvoy 1 year ago
16gb i3 8100? or 8gb i5 8400?
so i'm building a gaming pc and i was wondering if i really needed 16gb of ram if a went with a better processor like the i5 8400 instead of the i3 8100 (i know 16gb is "needed" either way but... )

basically i'm interested in the in-game performance difference i'll experiance.
what will give me more fps in games?

gtx 1080/i5 8400/8gb ram?
gtx 1080/i3 8100/16gb ram?
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splurgejohannesburg 1 year ago
oooooo that's a very good question. Mesa likes....

Let's see from real world experiences. When I play games such as GTA V, COD, DOOM etc. my RAM usage basically even crosses 10GB. i3 8100 with 4 cores or i5 8400 with 6 cores. hmmm... Dude, if someone puts a gun to my head and ask this, I would take the i5 due to the larger number of cores. I will then put 8GB more RAM a few months down the line. 16GB of RAM is a necessity these days, but the difference between i3 and i5 in current coffee lake wins. Further more so because, it is much easier and less costly to upgrade RAM vs. the CPU in the future.
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dryeastward 4 months ago
i5 8400+rx sapphire 580/odd combo???
hi guys,(and sorry for english)

building a non oc 1080 gaming pc and ive already bought an rx 580 8 gb nitro,

i was gonna buy a ryzen 2600 but today for some reason i see again some i5 prices drop in my country,i ve read all these reviews i konw they are both great and really i dont really care aboutintel or amd ,ill buy the best value for money cpu+mobo on black friday

so my question is if i go intel can i use my gpu with a i58400??i ask this because i read everywhere that rx 580 combos great with ryzen and i58400 with gtx 1060
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monkbrunnich 4 months ago
There's no such thing as an odd combination... you're not forced to go amd with amd or intel with nvidia. The CPUs will perform the same with either AMD or NVidia as a GPU.

You'll get better framerates with the i5-8400, so if the main purpose of your build is gaming, then you should go with it.
The ryzen 5 2600 will do better in productivity tasks, but will lack a bit behind intel in games.

Depending on the deals you can go either way... it really depends on what you're using the PC for.
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dillsonore 10 months ago
I5 6500 vs I5 8400
I have a really good bottleneck in games like GTA V and BF1 cuz I have GTX 1070 with I5 6500,playing on ultra and it's very hard to get stable 60 FPS while I watched a couple of videos on youtube pairing GTX 1070 with i5 8400 and the FPS changes a lot so I'm wondering if that is the truth.
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yieldpseudo 10 months ago


Not sure that the bottleneck is truly due to the CPU. Before taking any YouTube videos at their word, always check against real-world benchmarks -- after all, YouTube has the videos showing a guy pulling a real orange out of the screen of his iPad, which is impossible to do in real life.

In BF1 (link), the 4C/4T i5-6600K's performance was right in line with the faster 4C/8T i7-6700K. Your i5-6500 might be a little bit slower (3.3GHz Turbo with 4C on the 6500; 3.8GHz Turbo with 5 or 6 cores, 3.9GHz with 4 cores on i5-8400), but I don't think the i5-8400's extra cores are really going to help you here. And you'd have to buy a brand-new motherboard to go with the new CPU as well.

GTA V (link) is even more telling, as not only did the 4C/4T i5-4690K pretty much match the 4C/8T i7-4770K, it also matched the slightly faster 6C/12T i7-4960X.

Graphics-wise, you should be OK as well. GTA V's CPU testing used the Maxwell version of the Titan X & BF1's CPU testing used the R9 Fury X; both of those GPUs are on par with your GTX 1070, & BF1 was even specifically tested with the 1070, so as long as you're playing at 1440p or lower resolutions stable 60FPS shouldn't be a problem.

What you may want to chec;
make sure super-scaling isn't turned on. If your GTX 1070 is trying to render everything at 4K then downscale it to 1440p or 1080p, you're going to have trouble getting a stable 60 FPS. Make sure your temperatures aren't affecting your CPU/GPU performance. If the CPU isn't getting sufficient cooling, at best you just won't get its Turbo speeds, or worse it'll throttle down. But if the i5-6500 is having trouble running cool, I don't think the i5-8400 will do any better. And if it's the GPU that's running hot, then a new CPU will do nothing. If you're running hot, you might need to add more case fans, check the airflow to the case (i.e. don't put it on top of a heater vent, don't stick it inside an enclosed space, etc.), & maybe even consider getting a -50 aftermarket cooler. Since getting the i5-8400 would require a brand-new motherboard, check to see if there's a better CPU that will work with your existing motherboard. If it can handle a Kaby Lake CPU, you can always get an i5-7600 (faster than your 6500/matches the 8400 in speed) or even an i7-7700 (faster & has more cores). If it's a board with overclocking capabilities, you could also consider switching out for an unlocked CPU -- i5-7600K (or even 6600K) or i7-7700K.
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scantutility 10 months ago
ryzen 2600x over i5 8400 which is better ?
can anyone xplain what is better ryzen 2600x or i5 8400 i will pair it with gtx 1070 ...
i will not post long bcuz i bad at english.... anyone can help or suggest is much appreciated...

sorry for my bad eglish...
i will just play black desert online and dota 2.. and for future proof...
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irritatedefeat 10 months ago


Your getting some good information here and some Very Bad.
Here they are compaired.
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-8400-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600X/3939vs3956

Untill you get over the 6 cores of the i5 their so close it dont matter.
From this the i5 is lower priced so thst is what I would buy for a pure gaming PC.
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pugsleyimprudent 10 months ago
i5-8400 motherboard and ram combo
Hi, i am thinking of upgrading my pc as i only have a low quality cpu atm and was wondering if the i5 8400 is worth its money. If so, im thinking of a price range between £300-£350 for a new cpu, motherboard and ram, as im looking for only 8gb of ram. I was wondering if you could help me out by telling me the best budget combo with a i5 8400.

I will be playing games like overwatch, GTA V, far cry 5 , battlefied 1 etc..

Thankyou!
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pugsleyimprudent 10 months ago
Upgrade to I5 8400 or I3 8100?
Hello,

Currently I'm building this gaming rig: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Jb69GG

After buying all of these components I'll have to spare, should I get the I5 8400 instead or save for a better GPU?

Current GPU:

R7 240 (Bad, I know)
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leaderscab 10 months ago
Ryzen 5 2400G or i5 8400
Yes i know it has iGPU but i wanted to know which performs better at daily usage etc like multitasking,

And also which is better for its price.(Note this is the cheapest in my country its not US so its not so cheap)
R5 2400g = 8700 Php / 175USD
i5 8400 = 9900 Php / 198USD
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radiationhig 9 months ago
i5 8400 vs i7 8700
I'll be building a work station computer this week and i want to ask you guys what should be the best value for my money between i5 8400 or i7 8700. Currently, I'm using i5 3470. I will use the said PC mainly for programming with the following apps installed.

Visual Studio with Resharper
Sql Server Management Studio
Android Studio
JetBrains WebStorm

Regards
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gillsgraphic 10 months ago
i5 8400 bios settings
Hello guys i dont want to talk longly, my english level not so good but i wish you guys can understand what i try to talk. I have i5 8400 , msi z370 a pro and msi gaming x 1060 6gb, im playing only fps games and idont want any microstutters or stutters in game so, what can i do in bios for more smooth gameplay, i want to try disable c state, eist turbo boost like that, but i dont know is it good for non overclocking cpu? can u give advise to me for best performance for gaming in bios settings? sorry for my bad english..
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seventeeninternet 10 months ago
I5 8400 vs i5 8500
Hello i just made a new pc and i wanna know if this build is good for 1080p ultra gaming
I wanna know too if there is any big difference between i5 8400 and i5 8500

Mobo asrock z370m pro4 retail
Gpu i5 8500 3ghz
Cpu palit 1060 3gb
Ssd 120 gb and 1 hd 1tb for storage
Psu corsair 650 watt
Ram hyperx 2400 8 Gb 2400mhz (15-15-15 cas latency)

I spend 950 euros for this build and i live in Greece cant spend anymore
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crispclad 10 months ago
Is i5 8400 good for future gaming ?
Hey guys, just building my new PC but when i checked the prices of i7 8700k , i5 8600k and the whole i9 series i noticed that it's out of my reach, but the max cpu that i can get for now is i5 8400 which i saw some benchmarks of it with GTX 1060 (6GB VRAM) and it looks to perform so good in current 2018 games and can handle them at 1080p, for me 60fps doesn't matter so much cause i can play with 30fps even and about resolution 1080p is enough, or sometimes even 900p in heavier games, so is this cpu i mean i5 8400 beside a GTX 1060 good for future games ? i don't expect 10-20 years which is impossible, just as much as a new console can handle, like 6-7 years.
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alienlily 10 months ago
Motherboard for i5-8400
Could someone explain me what's the difference between these 2 motherboards: ASROCK B360M Pro4 vs ASROCK B360 Pro4
Which one would be better for i5 8400? That's the configuration I am going to get
CPU: i5-8400
RAM: 2x8GB 2666Mhz Corsair
HDD: 1TB WD Blue
PSU: Corsair CX450 450W Bronze
I am going to buy a video card after time. Probably gtx 1060 6gb or gtx 1070.
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tosserstudio 1 year ago
i5 8400 v i5 8600k for gaming/ streaming
I am aware that the i5 8600k is the better, but expensive option. But is the difference in performance so durastic compared to the i5 8400?

I will be pairing either one with a gtx 1060. Gaming is obviously the main aim here, and after seeing some benchmark videos on YouTube I can see that the 8400 can run games such as pubg and gta5 over 80fps paired with the correct ram. But my worry is streaming.. the base clock of the 8400 (2.8GHz) scares me a little compared to the 3.6GHz of the 8600k. I’m not interested to overclock due to there being already a slight bottle neck with the 1060/ 8600k without overclock. But should I be worried of the low base speed of the 8400 when it comes to streaming? It also has turbo of 4GHz. Will it manage to stream games such as pubg and fortnite without any hitches or problems?

Thanks
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tosserstudio 11 months ago
Overclocking i5 8400?
Can I overclock i5 8400 with cooler that comes with it?
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effectivetelling 1 year ago
ryzen 2400g or i5 8400 for gaming ?
which is better ? ryzen 2400g or i5 8400 for gaming paired with 1050ti ?
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yoisydiesel 1 year ago
I5 8400 & I5 8600k
Which one would be better for gaming on a budget. I will probably try to stream ([email protected] & [email protected] 60fps) and video edit time to time as a HOBBY. I was thinking of getting the 8400 and if streaming&editing is a success in financial meaning I upgrade to I7 8700k instead. Correct me if my plan is flawed. Also I have a GTX 760 which I'd want to upgrade soon too.
I mainly play:
Rainbow 6
GTA V
Overwatch
Cs:Go
ARMA 3
etc. AAA games that i can't remember right now.
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halldomino 8 months ago
i5 8600k or 8400
SPECS: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/9237016
Thinking of buying a i5 8600k need help with a motherboard that can overclock.
Or an i5 8400? Which would be better for bang for my buck
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shapeoutline 8 months ago
How many years can handle the i5 8400 ?
i wonder for how many years the i5 8400 can handle the future games ? like for example we say GTA 6 or newer tomb raider ... etc that wil lcome in future will be able to run that with gtx 1070 with no issue ? because at the moment i have FX-8320 + ZOTAC gtx 1070 mini and i want change my CPU in very soon time so let me know if this cpu i5 8400 will be fine for at least 4 to 6 years before i buy
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frarchedalfred 9 months ago
i5-8400 vs 8600 vs i7-8700
Looking to upgrade from my i5-4590 to a new chip. I currently play on a 1080p 144hz monitor. I don't overclock either. What are your thoughts for a i5-8400, 8600, or i7-8700? My gpu is a GTX 970. I'm holding off on upgrading my gpu. I know I'll need to get a new mobo and ddr4 ram as well with the upgrade. I mostly play FPS games like Escape From Tarkov so I'm sticking to 1080p 144hz. Thanks for reading my life story.
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stressvanquish 9 months ago
i5 7400 or i5 8400?
i know the i5 8400 is cheaper and better than the i5 7400 but that's the problem. I just want to upgrade my cpu. Should i buy a new motherboard just for the i5 8400 (0) or should i just keep my current motherboard and just upgrade to i5 7500 (0) ??
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leaderscab 9 months ago
i5 3470 vs i5 8400 vs Ryzen 5 2600
I know the choice is obvious, but still need your opinion.
With these new games coming out it's time to upgrade my old i3 3220. My GPU is 1050Ti and don't plan to upgrade it anytime soon. I know that if I get the new i5 or the Ryzen I have to upgrade my ram,motherboard and my crappy PSU because it's not that worth it.

I have 8 gigs of DDR3 ram, and I can get the i5 3470 for about 70$ ( converted from the currency in my country), so my question is should I go for the i5 3470 or is it worth it to spend some extra for the new cpu's, keep in mind that I'm a student and tight on the budget, but if it's worth it for the newer cpu's I can work and spend some extra money. Thanks!
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unsubtlerapadash 8 months ago
I5 8400 vs i5+ 8400
I think title say that.. wanna build new gaming pc.. dont wanna oc so iam not taking i5 8600k.. and i5 8500 or i5 8600 are shitty i think.. but is worth to pay a liitle more for that i5+ 8400 or stay with classic i5 8400? Going for some b360 mobo or should i go with z370 or h370?... ty for answers and tips.. if u think i should go with i5 8500 or i5 8600 let me know.. btw i5 8500 and i5+ 8400 have same price.. i5+ better? Rn i have i5 4460
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condenseused 8 months ago
i5-8400 vs i5-8600
Hello!

I am building pc and i was wondering about i5-8400 and i5-8600, their price diffrence in my country is 35€ and would it be worth it? i mean would this money would worth the performance?
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barbonboxy 7 months ago
i5 8400 + gtx 1050 ti ?
I am building a new pc but it is my first time, im also trying to stay on the budget.
so I have this build:

motherboard:
GIGABYTE B360M DS3H

cpu:
intel I5 8400 2.8 Ghz

gpu:
Asus GTX 1050 Ti ROG STRIX OC (I heard that Zotac cards are cheaper but where i live they dont sell any Zotac cards.)

-8 GB Ram
-1 TB HDD
-120 GB SDD

650W PSU

is this okay? if you could give me a few tips id be more than happy.
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portbillet 7 months ago
i5 8400 or Ryzen 5 1600
I am upgrading from an Athlon x4 880k (FM2+ Platform). I mostly play games (PUGB, Rainbow Six, MMOs i.e), produce music and I am pursuing a career down the computer engineering path. I wish to hit 60FPS medium settings on all games in the future (5+ years) and be able to have FL studio open along with discord and other various programs and experience minimal latency and frustration. I currently have a RX 460, so I know after this upgrade, I have to focus on a better GPU for gaming to hit that 60 fps mark. So should I opt for the ryzen 5 1600x or i5 8400.
Budget: 350 CAD
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raddedollhouse 8 months ago
Will an I5 8400 Fit My Motherboard?
Hello guys, you're about to see a noobie ask what will probably be a simple question to answer...

I currently have an I5 4690 CPU which I've had for a number of years, and I'm looking to upgrade to maybe an I5 8400 because it's relatively cheap and should work better than my old chunk of junk, but I haven't the faintest idea if the 8400 will fit my motherboard socket the same as the 4690 does at the moment, I've had a quick scan of the specifications but I'm a little bit of an idiot and have no idea what all the numbers mean in the descriptions so I'd like someone who was some semblance of an idea what they're talking about to tell me if i need a new motherboard or not.

I currently have an ASUS® Z97-A: ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6GB/S, SLi, XFIRE motherboard
And an I5 4690 (not K)

Any info would be much appreciated.

Regards
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cocoillegal 8 months ago
motherboard for i5-8400 / 8500
still deciding between the two cpu's (i'm fine with spending 15 extra euros for that extra 100mhz)

but i need to find an motherboard for it, sure i can find a lot of matches on pcpartpciker but id like to ask if someone could provide extra insight.

my main goal with this new system will be to keep it cool so motherboard should probably have :

decent enough space for 212x fan and ram clearance that it would not conflict (going for 2x 8GB sticks, dont think i need 4 slots but incase games become too ram hungry upgrade availability is nice)

if possible more than 2 case fan headers (incase i decide to not go with silverstone rl06 and i would require more fan's like meshify c witch needs extra one fan in the front to get somewhere close to rl06 performance)

i have absolutly no idea about the chipsets except that Z370 is the best possible ones while B360 and H360 are more casual user ones if anyone could tl;dr diffrence between them that would be awesome

any recommended boards also is much appreceated
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kosherfinnegan 1 year ago
Intel Core i5-8400 vs. i7-7700
Probably the most difficult choice between Intels to make right now. We are talking about gaming and possibly streaming. I have 2 options (which will cost the EXACT same amount of money):

1st:
Intel Core i7-7700 with ASUS PRIME Z270-K mobo (8GB RAM).

or

2nd:
Intel Core i5-8400 with AORUS Z370 mobo (16GB RAM).

If I go for the second one, I'll be able to buy 2x8GB DDR4 RAM.

I am not looking to overclock my CPU, that's why I went for the non-K i7. Do you have experience with these processors? Which one do you think will work better and last longer? Thanks!
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dextrousribbit 1 year ago
Motherboard for i5-8400
Hi, I'm planning to build PC with i5-8400 and Nvidia 1060 6GB(not sure which one yet), and am wondering since boards are not so cheap is there anything wrong with using any of these boards down there. I understand basic things such as (one of them has more USB 3.0 or USB C, PCIe slots), what I'm asking is would any of these provide a problem if for instance in couple of years I buy stronger CPU that can be overclocked.

Asrock Z370 Pro4 - 145$ (Fave)

Msi Z370M Mortar - 170$

Gigabyte Z370P D3 - 135$

Asus Prime Z370-P - 165$

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IY6W6YhyjnzSvi8BqEqiK1xykSiTDF2Lt1FO8cNhI6I/edit#gid=585498417
In this list they are all colored pink = shitty

Thank you for your time.
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molecularvaseline 7 months ago
i5 8400 4ghz?
I've seen many threads and videos on people getting their i5 8400 at 4ghz using multicore enhancement. I tried to look for it but can't find it also i tired to look for BCLK but i don't have that option as well.

i5 8400
8gb patriot 2666mhz ram
gtx 1080
asus b360-f gaming motherboard
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midnightweird 7 months ago
i3-8350k or i5-8400 for World of Warcraft?
Hello!

I'm new to PC building and about to start my first gaming rig. I mostly play Blizzard games such as Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, WoW, etc. However, I play WoW 90% of the time and the other ones when there's not much to do in the game.

Having said that, I wonder which one of those two CPUs previously mentioned would be the best option for WoW, taking into account that the game uses two cores at most (I think). I'm thinking about pairing it with a 1060 6GB.

Thanks a lot for your responses!
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yardgone 11 months ago
CPU Cooler For intel i5 8400
Hi guys im new to pc building and i dont know what cpu cooler to use for my intel i5 8400 cpu it seems that stock cooler isnt enough so im trying to find for a simple cpu cooler that is cheap thankyou guys <3
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monsoonquirk 11 months ago
Intel i5-8400 stuck at Turbo Boost Frequency
Hello!

I'm not really sure if this is an issue or not, but the Intel i5-8400 I recently purchased will not run at base clock speed, in the BIOS or in Windows. It seems like it's stuck at max Turbo frequency. Base speed is supposed to be 2.8 GHz; it'll sit at 3.8 GHz in the BIOS and Windows, and all 6 cores will hit 4GHz in Windows during gaming.

I disabled multi-core enhancement in the BIOS, and it made no difference. I also tried setting it to Auto.
I disabled the XMP profile setting.
I updated the BIOS to the newest version released 3/1; same issue.
I tried enabling/ disabling C1, EIST, and Turbo Boost.
I changed everything from Auto to Enabled; all C states, Turbo Boost, Speed Shift, EIST, Efficient Turbo. Voltage Optimization. No changes.

I'm not having system instability, or any odd issues. Everything honestly is running incredibly well.

The motherboard is the Gigabyte Z370P D3.
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colagyr 11 months ago
i3 8100 vs i5 8400 for GTX 960
Hi guys we all know that the budget motherboards for the intel 8th gen coffeelake CPU's are launched. I sold my fx 6100 and its motherboard and ram last month. I have the GTX 960. I don't have any plans to upgrade the GPU now. but after 1-2 years I will upgrade the GPU also. So now I sort listed 2 CPU's. the i3 8100 and the i5 8400. in general i know that the i5 is better than the i3. so what u guys suggest should I buy the i3 8100 or the i5 8400? and which chipset of motherboard should I buy- B360 or H310?
please guys help me out.
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sunnycomma 10 months ago
i7 2600 vs i5 8400 vs i5 8500?
Hi!

i have a nice i7 2600 (non k) CPU that has been in use for the past 5+ years.

i have an itch to upgrade, but not entirely sure if it's worth it.

i do light gaming on a 120hz monitor. How much of a performance increase would it be if I were to upgrade to one of the new i5's?

i will also need a new mobo, and DDR4 ram. I imagine, it will be quite an expensive upgrade.
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gongwood 10 months ago
I5 8400- 8GB RAM OR 16 there are differences?
I'm interested in this i have the i5 8400 and on my motherboard Asrock PRO i have only one 8gb memory stick, will i get at least a bit more FPSa and stability if i plug in another and i have 16gb rama ??? Now with a single tile card and graphics card GTX 1060 MSI gaming 6 gb + an example in the BF1 game I have about 70, 80 fps, is it a little and can it be increased ??? Much obliged.
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gackedicing 10 months ago
i5 8400 vs i5 8500 for GTX 1060
Hi guys, I'm currently building a new gaming PC and would like to ask what is the best for my build i5 8400 vs 8500 ??

My build:
GTX 1060 6GB
RAM 16GB ddr4
Motherboard: B360 or H310 (depends on my current budget) but at all cases i can afford the i5 8500 if its recommended

Thanks in advance
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vireodrove 10 months ago
Z370 motherboard for i5-8400?
Hello, I read that the i5-8400 is compatible with the Z370 along with two other types of (less expensive?) motherboards. What is the point of using the 8400 on a Z370 motherboard? Any good recommendation?

I think DDR4-3200C14 RAM requires OC. If the 8400 cannot be OC, then there is no point to get the DDR4-3200C14 RAM?

Thanks.
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silverbasil 10 months ago
I5 8400 Vs Ryzen 5 2600X for streaming?
I'm planning to stream some games, like starcraft 2 if possible, Osu!, total war shogun 2 and Crusader kings 2. Which CPU is the better choice?
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cloodcraniac 10 months ago
i5 8400 outperforms Ryzen 2600 in gaming?
Was this expected? I thought that Ryzen 2 would have equal if not better 1080p gaming performance compared to the i5 8400.....I just want to ask, does the i5 8400/ i5 8500 still outperform Ryzen 2 in 1080 gaming? I don't trust the comparisons on YouTube.
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pulsestreese 11 months ago
Best b360 for i5 8400?
I was searching motherboards that already came out with the b360 chipset. I don't like msi and asrock so i'm in between asus and gigabyte. Which one is known for having better audio? I'm also searching for stability, I need my pc to run 7 hours straight without a single failure, I need to control a medium lighting equipment for a club.
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gackedicing 11 months ago
I5 8400 or R5 1600 with GTX 1060
Pretty much the title

Both cpu and motherboard combos will cost the exact same and I will be running it with 1x8gb ddr4 2400mhz and a gtx 1060 3gb but I dont know which cpu to pick. Ryzen has Overlocking and more threads but I wont really be doing any productivity - Mostly gaming and so 8400 testing shows slightly better performance I believe.

I already have a pre-existing system and so I just want to upgrade my g4560 Pentium as it is bottlenecking the 1060 in a few games.

Cheers!
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speechquill 11 months ago
i5 8400 vs i5 8500
Is i5 8500 much better then i5 8400? Should i overpay in situation when every single dollar matters?
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yardgone 11 months ago
i5 8400 1080 bottleneck?
Does an i5 8400 bottleneck a 1080? or should I just get a 1070... not sure.


https://www.awd-it.co.uk/awd-z3-intel-i5-8400-4.0ghz-turbo-gtx-1060-6gb-ddr5-vr-gaming-pc.html

will change case to NZXT s340 with 16gb 2400mhz RAM and 1080.

No, I don't see the point in getting an SSD
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