Amazon has started to list Intel’s six-core Core i5-9400F desktop processor that lacks integrated graphics, belongs to the Coffee Lake Refresh family, and is produced using the company’s 14 nm process technology. The CPU is aimed at mainstream PCs and generally expands availability of Intel’s six-core processors.

The Core i5-9400F CPU features six cores without Hyper-Threading operating at 2.9 – 4.1 GHz, packs 9 MB of L3 cache, supports DDR4-2666 memory, and is rated for a 65 W TDP. The Core i5-9400F is one of Intel’s entry-level six-core processor for desktops and will therefore be among the cheapest CPUs with six cores. At press time, Amazon offered the CPU for $208.38, but the chip is said to be temporarily out of stock.

Back in October, Intel officially announced three 9th Gen Core processors for desktops: the eight-core Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K, as well as the six-core Core i5-9600K. Priced at $488, $384, and $262, these CPUs feature an unlocked multiplier and are aimed at enthusiasts who tend to spend hefty sums on hardware in general. By contrast, the Core i5-9400F comes with a locked multiplier and a 65 W TDP, thus aiming mainstream desktops with discrete graphics cards.

Intel 9th Gen Core CPUs
AnandTech Cores Base
Freq
Turbo
Freq
IGP IGP
Freq
DDR4 TDP Price
(1ku)
i9-9900K 8 / 16 3.6 GHz 5.0 GHz UHD 630 1200 2666 95 W $488
i9-9900KF 8 / 16 3.6 GHz 5.0 GHz - - 2666 95 W -
i7-9700K 8 / 8 3.6 GHz 4.9 GHz UHD 630 1200 2666 95 W $374
i7-9700KF 8 / 8 3.6 GHz 4.9 GHz - - 2666 95 W -
i5-9600K 6 / 6 3.7 GHz 4.6 GHz UHD 630 1150 2666 95 W $262
i5-9600KF 6 / 6 3.7 GHz 4.6 GHz - - 2666 95 W -
i5-9400 6 / 6 2.9 GHz 4.1 GHz UHD 630 1050 2666 65 W -
i5-9400F 6 / 6 2.9 GHz 4.1 GHz - - 2666 65 W $182
i3-9350KF 4 / 4 4.0 GHz 4.6 GHz - - 2400 91 W -

Earlier this week Intel added six more processors to the Coffee Lake Refresh lineup: the eight-core Core i9-9900KF and Core i7-9700KF; the six-core Core i5-9600KF, Core i5-9400F, and Core i5-9400F, as well as the quad-core Core i3-9350KF. According to Intel’s existing terminology, the processors with model numbers ending with F lack integrated graphics, so these new processors will primarily target systems that have to use discrete GPUs.

The new Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs are drop in compatible with motherboards based on Intel’s 300-series chipsets and flashed with the latest BIOS versions.

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Source: Amazon (via Tom’s Hardware)

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  • SaolDan - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - link

    Core i5-9400F, and Core i5-9400F?? Reply
  • npz - Friday, January 11, 2019 - link

    > i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K,... Priced at $488, $384

    current prices:
    9900k = $529, 9700k = $399

    better than the $600 two months ago but still not down to MSRP yet. And retail prices if supply allow, should normally be lower than msrp. Even the 9400F is being released higher than msrp.
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  • drkrffxx01 - Friday, January 11, 2019 - link

    That's not MSRP. That's the price when buying 1000 units, ie, wholesale, not retail price. Reply
  • tommo1982 - Saturday, January 12, 2019 - link

    That's strange. Desktop processors without Hyper Threading. Only the top i9 has it enabled. Why would Intel disable HT in their latest products. I know Spectre is very difficult to fix, but last I heard the new processors were coming with hardware mitigations. This looks like they fixed the problem by turning HT off. Reply

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