Intel Core i5-10400 is 6 core 12 thread locked processor with base clock of 2.9 GHz and turbo boost 4.3 GHz frequency based on Comet Lake architecture’s 14nm+++ process technology. Increased L3 cache of 12MB is also a good indication of multi-core capacity. Basically, this chip is built upon 2015’s Intel SkyLake architecture. Initially, Intel wanted i5-10400 to compete against reigning mainstream champion Ryzen 5 3600 from AMD camp. However, latest leaked information in trusted Chinese chiphell enthusiast’s forum has indicated that hexa core Ryzen 5 3600 still dominates even i5-10400 after one year reign.
In updated and most relevant Cinebench R20 CPU benchmark results, Intel’s 10th Gen Core i5-10400 loses to current Zen 2 based Ryzen 5 3600 by a big margin. In single core results, according to comparison charts of Hardware Unboxed via YouTube, Ryzen 5 3600 manages to get 487 points against Core i5-10400’s 438 score results. It really translates into 5-10% single core superiority of Ryzen 5 3600 over locked Comet Lake i5-10400.
On the other hand, multi-core results also look the same. A whopping 3746 points in multi-core Cinebench R20 test belong to Ryzen 5 3600 mainstream king. Again, only 3186 score results in multi-core refer to Core i5-10400 performance. In real world situation, Ryzen 5 3600 will still dominate any of Intel’s sub $200 hexa core chips as seen before against i5-9400F. These performance metrics conclude that gaming and productivity showdown of Ryzen 5 3600 will dominate the mainstream market once again.
Sadly though, Core i5-10400 was tested on MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK motherboard. Comet Lake CPUs are expected to be overshadowed by Zen 2 processors simply just because of 14nm+++ is not equal to 7nm process technology’s efficiency and performance. Overall, i5-10400 results are very disappointing to see and it won’t be worth for your hard earned money if these leaks are true. Wait and see for independent benchmark results because Intel has promised to launch Comet Lake CPUs this end of May.