i5-8400 vs i5-8500 - Assassin's Creed Odyssey GTX 1080 - Game Performance Benchmarks


i5-8400 i5-8500

Multi-Thread Performance

11694 Pts
11972 Pts

Single-Thread Performance

2334 Pts
2410 Pts

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

i5-8400 vs i5-8500 in Assassin's Creed Odyssey using GTX 1080 - CPU Performance comparison at Ultra, High, Medium, and Low Quality Settings with 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide, 4K resolutions

i5-8400 i5-8500

Ultra Quality
Resolution Frames Per Second
1080p
61.5 FPS
1080p
62.6 FPS
1440p
44.5 FPS
1440p
44.8 FPS
2160p
31.4 FPS
2160p
31.6 FPS
w1440p
40.6 FPS
w1440p
40.9 FPS
High Quality
Resolution Frames Per Second
1080p
104.4 FPS
1080p
106.0 FPS
1440p
79.1 FPS
1440p
79.6 FPS
2160p
58.6 FPS
2160p
58.9 FPS
w1440p
73.1 FPS
w1440p
73.6 FPS
Medium Quality
Resolution Frames Per Second
1080p
147.3 FPS
1080p
149.3 FPS
1440p
113.7 FPS
1440p
114.4 FPS
2160p
85.7 FPS
2160p
86.2 FPS
w1440p
105.6 FPS
w1440p
106.3 FPS
Low Quality
Resolution Frames Per Second
1080p
233.0 FPS
1080p
236.1 FPS
1440p
183.0 FPS
1440p
183.9 FPS
2160p
140.1 FPS
2160p
140.8 FPS
w1440p
170.7 FPS
w1440p
171.6 FPS
i5-8400
    i5-8500
    • 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 i5-8500 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.

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    i5-8400 vs i5-8500 Architecture

    i5-8400 i5-8500
    CodenameCoffee LakeCoffee Lake
    GenerationCore i5 (Coffee Lake)Core i5 (Coffee Lake)
    MarketDesktopDesktop
    Memory SupportDDR4DDR4
    Part#SLAPLSR3XE
    Production StatusActiveActive
    ReleasedOct 2017Feb 2018

    i5-8400 vs i5-8500 Cache

    i5-8400 i5-8500
    Cache L164K (per core)64K (per core)
    Cache L2256K (per core)256K (per core)
    Cache L39MB (shared)9MB (shared)

    i5-8400 vs i5-8500 Cores

    i5-8400 i5-8500
    # of Cores66
    # of Threads66
    Integrated GraphicsN/AN/A
    SMP # CPUs11

    i5-8400 vs i5-8500 Features

    i5-8400 i5-8500
    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

    i5-8400 vs i5-8500 Performance

    i5-8400 i5-8500
    Base Clock100 MHz100 MHz
    Frequency2.8 GHz3 GHz
    Multiplier28.0x30.0x
    Multiplier UnlockedNoNo
    TDP65 W65 W
    Turbo Clockup to 4 GHzup to 4.1 GHz
    Voltagevariablevariable

    i5-8400 vs i5-8500 Physical

    i5-8400 i5-8500
    Die Sizeunknownunknown
    FoundryIntelIntel
    PackageFC-LGA1151FC-LGA1151
    Process Size14 nm14 nm
    SocketIntel Socket 1151Intel Socket 1151
    Transistorsunknownunknown
    tCaseMax72°C72°C

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    conclusiongigabyte 2 years ago
    i5 8400 vs i5 8600kDoes 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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    favouritedisband 2 years 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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    raspdairy 2 years 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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    sornerflow 2 years 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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    ouncesubpanel 1 year 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 fridayso 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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    hammerlogger 1 year 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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    yardgone 2 years ago
    I5 6500 vs I5 8400I 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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    rubbishlibrary 2 years 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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    pickwickwidespread 2 years 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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    portbillet 2 years 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/3939vs3956Untill 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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