Core i5-10600K vs Core i5-9400F specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-10600K performs better than the Core i5-9400F. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-9400F in all gaming tests too.
Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Core i5-10600K has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-10600K has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-9400F. Also, the Core i5-10600K has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i5-9400F outputs less heat than Core i5-10600K thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. When comparing cache sizes, these CPUs have an identical amount of L2 cache. The Core i5-10600K 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 i5-10600K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.