Core i3-10100F vs Core i5-8400H specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i3-10100F performs better than the Core i5-8400H. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-8400H in all gaming tests too.
Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i3-10100F has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i5-8400H. Also, the Core i3-10100F has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i5-8400H outputs less heat than Core i3-10100F thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i3-10100F has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.