Core i5-10400 vs Core i5-9500 specs and performance
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-10400 is faster than the Core i5-9500. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-9500 in all gaming tests too.
Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Core i5-10400 has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i5-9500 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-10400. Also, the Core i5-9500 has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache. The Core i5-10400 also has slightly more L3 cache.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i5-10400 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.