|Date and Store||Price|
|May 19, 2020 at Amazon||$168.99|
|May 19, 2020 at Newegg||$168.99|
|June 01, 2020 at BestBuy||$169.99|
Intel 9th Generation Core i5-9400 CPU (Coffee Lake, 6/6 Cores/Threads, 2.9GHz Base, 4.1GHz Boost, Socket LGA 1151 (300 Series), 65W TDP Desktop Processor), Model BX80684I59400
The i5-9400 is Intel's bottom level 9th generation i5 CPU. It has six cores, each running at 2.9 GHz. In our testing, it is almost exactly in line with the Ryzen 5 3400G, which can usually be found a little cheaper.
Like all Coffee Lake Intel CPUs, this requires a 300 Series Socket LGA 1151 motherboard.
At 65W TDP, the i5-9400 has the lowest power requirements of each of the 9th Gen i5 CPUs, which makes it a good fit for a smaller desktop system with less ventilation.