i3 7100 vs i5 8400 - cpu comparison for Gaming

Specs

i3 7100i5 8400
Average Price$119$178
BrandINTELINTEL
Cores26
Threads46
Base Frequency3.92.8

Gaming performance (working with gtx 1080 Ti, Ultra quality)

FPS (i3 7100)FPS (i5 8400)
destiny2 98.6126.2
overwatch 130.1165.7
GTA 68.687.6
DOTA2 133.3171.2
CSGO 202.2257
Warframe 138.6178.2
rainbow6siege 79.8102.1
Fortnite 104.4134.1
Sea of Thieves 107.5136.6
A Way Out 110.7141.8
LOL 181.7233.6
Far Cry 5 86.7110.9
PUBG 67.886.8
Call of Duty ww2 114.2146.8
Radical Heights 7697.2
Battlefield 4 54.269.3
World of Tanks 56.472.2
apexlegends 82.9106.1
Path of Exile 127.3162.9
Frostpunk 106.1135.8
BATTLETECH 69.288.6
AirMech Strike 103.9133
StarCraft 2 121.2155.2

Conclusion

Price to Performance: i3 7100 is better. (33% Lower on Price, 22% Lower on performance.)

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Games:
AirMech Strike Apex Legends A Way Out Battlefield 4 BATTLETECH Call of Duty WWII Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Destiny 2 Dota 2 Far Cry 5 Fortnite Frostpunk Grand Theft Auto V League of Legends Overwatch Path of Exile PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Radical Heights Rainbow Six | Siege Sea of Thieves StarCraft 2 Warframe World of Tanks
GPUs:
gtx 1050gtx 1050 Tigtx 1060 3Ggtx 1060 6Ggtx 1070gtx 1070 Tigtx 1080gtx 1080 Tigtx 2070gtx 2080gtx 2080 Tigtx 970gtx 980gtx 980 Tigtx Titan XRX 480RX 570RX 580RX Vega 64
CPUs:
i3 7100i5 7500i5 7600ki5 8400i5 8600ki7 7700Ki7 8700KRyzen 3 1200Ryzen 5 1600Ryzen 5 1600xRyzen 5 2600Ryzen 5 2600xRyzen 7 1700Ryzen 7 1700X