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Intel Core i5 9400F 2.9GHz 6-Core Processor (no integrated GPU) - £124.79 @ Aria PC
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Intel Core i5 9400F 2.9GHz 6-Core Processor (no integrated GPU) - £124.79 @ Aria PC

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Posted 21st Aug

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Looks about £20 cheaper than other places I've looked, including Amazon. I'll be getting one of the new Nvidia RTX cards so won't need an integrated GPU - couldn't find this exact CPU cheaper anywhere.
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This is a good buy. But for a new build I would recommend the Ryzen 5 3600, which is faster in games.

More importantly, in some of the more CPU intensive titles like Battlefield 5 the 6 core, 6 threads of the Intel chip are causing stuttering due to it maxing out.

The Ryzen is about £60 more expensive but will perform better now and last far longer.
A0000C21/08/2019 21:21

This is a good buy. But for a new build I would recommend the Ryzen 5 …This is a good buy. But for a new build I would recommend the Ryzen 5 3600, which is faster in games. More importantly, in some of the more CPU intensive titles like Battlefield 5 the 6 core, 6 threads of the Intel chip are causing stuttering due to it maxing out. The Ryzen is about £60 more expensive but will perform better now and last far longer.



Ah cheers for the advice. How does the Ryzen 5 3600 compare with this for general multitasking? I don't game too heavily, mainly just a bit of Rocket League or Minecraft with the missus. I'll be using my new build for games and Adobe apps.
I think In multitasking productivity ryzen 3600 it will kill the i5 9400f and even beat the i7 8700k in multitasking productivity and keep up to i7 8700k in gaming very close i think it would be better to get a ryzen 3600 over the i5 9400f tbh.
Edited by: "static192" 22nd Aug
paul.woodmgm21/08/2019 21:24

Ah cheers for the advice. How does the Ryzen 5 3600 compare with this for …Ah cheers for the advice. How does the Ryzen 5 3600 compare with this for general multitasking? I don't game too heavily, mainly just a bit of Rocket League or Minecraft with the missus. I'll be using my new build for games and Adobe apps.



No trouble.

I'd take a look at this, if you're interested. A good head-to-head of the two. techspot.com/rev…0f/

As you mentioned Adobe, in Premiere Pro the the R5 3600 was 26% faster. This reflects the fact that the Ryzen has 6 cores, 12 threads. The R5 3600 I think wins in every productivity benchmark, sometimes significatnly.


The most important one to check out IMO is the Assassin's Creed: Odyssey benchmarks. The R5 3600 is almost 30% faster. That is a new and pretty demanding game, and games will only get more demanding when the next gen PS5 and Xbox are released. So in terms of investment now I'd say an extra £60 on the Ryzen is well worth it. Obviously, the Intel is still a good chip. But it will age quickly, I think.
Edited by: "A0000C" 21st Aug
A0000C21/08/2019 21:34

No trouble. I'd take a look at this, if you're interested. A good …No trouble. I'd take a look at this, if you're interested. A good head-to-head of the two. https://www.techspot.com/review/1885-ryzen-5-3600-vs-core-i5-9400f/As you mentioned Adobe, in Premiere Pro the the R5 3600 was 26% faster. This reflects the fact that the Ryzen has 6 cores, 12 threads. The R5 3600 I think wins in every productivity benchmark, sometimes significatnly. The most important one to check out IMO is the Assassin's Creed: Odyssey benchmarks. The R5 3600 is almost 30% faster. That is a new and pretty demanding game, and games will only get more demanding when the next gen PS5 and Xbox are released. So in terms of investment now I'd say an extra £60 on the Ryzen is well worth it. Obviously, the Intel is still a good chip. But it will age quickly, I think.



That's really helpful - I'll give that Techspot article a good read now too. Thanks!
A0000C21/08/2019 21:21

This is a good buy. But for a new build I would recommend the Ryzen 5 …This is a good buy. But for a new build I would recommend the Ryzen 5 3600, which is faster in games. More importantly, in some of the more CPU intensive titles like Battlefield 5 the 6 core, 6 threads of the Intel chip are causing stuttering due to it maxing out. The Ryzen is about £60 more expensive but will perform better now and last far longer.


The last gen of ryzen would eat this for breakfast. 3600 is like something from mars in comparison.

In the world of intel this is a fantastic price, but our world has moved on.
A0000C21/08/2019 21:34

No trouble. I'd take a look at this, if you're interested. A good …No trouble. I'd take a look at this, if you're interested. A good head-to-head of the two. https://www.techspot.com/review/1885-ryzen-5-3600-vs-core-i5-9400f/As you mentioned Adobe, in Premiere Pro the the R5 3600 was 26% faster. This reflects the fact that the Ryzen has 6 cores, 12 threads. The R5 3600 I think wins in every productivity benchmark, sometimes significatnly. The most important one to check out IMO is the Assassin's Creed: Odyssey benchmarks. The R5 3600 is almost 30% faster. That is a new and pretty demanding game, and games will only get more demanding when the next gen PS5 and Xbox are released. So in terms of investment now I'd say an extra £60 on the Ryzen is well worth it. Obviously, the Intel is still a good chip. But it will age quickly, I think.


At which resolution? At 4k most games are bottlenecked by the graphics card.
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 22nd Aug
Intel are living in the past they now need new products and that looks like 2021 at best and they really need to drop pricing. In the tech news Tuesday Ryzen were out selling intel by 4 to 1 .
I agree with the others, for a new build I would struggle to recommend Intel in my use cases.
With compatible out the box motherboards starting at £75 and better compatibility with slower/cheaper RAM, there is quite a price difference between this and the 3600. Save £60 on CPU, £25 on board and £10+ on RAM, that is the difference between adding a GTX 1660 or an AMD 5700 as your GPU which will likely be a bigger improvement for gamers.

Personally I would save longer and go Ryzen 3600, but for a budget conscious gaming build this is slightly better bang for your dosh than a 2600 which is really it's competition at this money.
static19221/08/2019 21:30

I think I'm multitasking productivity it will kill the i5 9400f and even …I think I'm multitasking productivity it will kill the i5 9400f and even beat the i7 8700k in multitasking productivity


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A0000C21/08/2019 21:21

This is a good buy. But for a new build I would recommend the Ryzen 5 …This is a good buy. But for a new build I would recommend the Ryzen 5 3600, which is faster in games. More importantly, in some of the more CPU intensive titles like Battlefield 5 the 6 core, 6 threads of the Intel chip are causing stuttering due to it maxing out. The Ryzen is about £60 more expensive but will perform better now and last far longer.


yeah agree ryzen 3600 is best price to perfromance it kills the i7 8700k and gaming perfromance between i7 8700k vs ryzen 3600 is very close almost same
paul.woodmgm21/08/2019 21:24

Ah cheers for the advice. How does the Ryzen 5 3600 compare with this for …Ah cheers for the advice. How does the Ryzen 5 3600 compare with this for general multitasking? I don't game too heavily, mainly just a bit of Rocket League or Minecraft with the missus. I'll be using my new build for games and Adobe apps.



You say you don't game heavily and will put new RTX card for over £300 in it? Bit pointless getting budget CPU... just saying
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