Core i7-9700K vs Core i5-11400F comparison
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-9700K performs better than the Core i5-11400F. Despite this, the Core i5-11400F has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i7-9700K has slightly more cores with 8 cores compared to the Core i5-11400F that has 6 cores. Despite this, the Core i5-11400F has more threads than the Core i7-9700K. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-9700K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-11400F. Also, the Core i7-9700K has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i5-11400F outputs less heat than Core i7-9700K thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
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. For instance, the Core i7-9700K has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.