Question Whats the difference between i5-9400f and i5-9400?

logainofhades

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They are way slower, than a graphics card. Intel's IGP is only useful for giving you a screen, and their quick sync feature, for video editing. Granted I wouldn't consider either of those chips, if it is for a gaming system.
 
Do integrated graphics have disadvantages compared to a graphics card?
They are meant for different type workloads. Integrated graphics is just meant to have operational pc without adding discrete graphics card. You use discrete graphics card, if your workload requires additional graphics processing power - like games for example.

Btw - some integrated graphics like AMD Vega integrated graphics (built into some Ryzen cpus) is even comparable to entry level discrete gaming cards.
 

tzuzu100

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Do i need a graphics card if i watch videos all the time , for videoediting, and google earth, photoshop, watching live streams?
 

logainofhades

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If you are video editing, I would definitely recommend against the i5 9400. You can get a Ryzen 7 2700, for the same cost, as a 9400f, and is superior for such tasks. You will need a GPU, with it, as it does not have integrated graphics. Something like this, with a GPU that can meet your budget. Whatever you do, make sure you have a quality power supply.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $334.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-30 10:23 EST-0500
 

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