Average Bench: 60% (230th of 1128)

more Based on 43,193 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, , 0000000000000000, 4920555043070506, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz

Pros: Brilliant value for money. Cons: It's not the 2400k which can be had for just a tiny bit more and offers a lot more flexibility in terms of overclocking. [Apr '12 CPUPro]

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Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2400 averaged 40.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 309Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 310Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2400 is just 15.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 316Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 316Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,193 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.4 SC Int 83.1 88.7
69.7 SC Float 83.6 89.3
73.4 SC Mixed 83.4 89.1
66.7% 83.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
224 QC Int 309 339
227 QC Float 311 339
231 QC Mixed 310 337
70.2% 310 Pts
Min Avg Max
261 MC Int 317 339
259 MC Float 316 339
260 MC Mixed 316 340
47.4% 316 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.1
SC Float 87.5
SC Mixed 87.3
70% 87.3 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 338
QC Mixed 335
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 333
MC Float 337
MC Mixed 335
50% 335 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.9
SC Float 85.9
SC Mixed 85.9
69% 85.9 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 333
QC Mixed 332
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 332
MC Float 331
MC Mixed 326
50% 330 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.2
SC Float 83
SC Mixed 82.1
66% 82.1 Pts
QC Int 246
QC Float 236
QC Mixed 216
53% 232 Pts
MC Int 202
MC Float 199
MC Mixed 194
30% 198 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.5
SC Float 86
SC Mixed 85.6
69% 85.7 Pts
QC Int 109
QC Float 85.7
QC Mixed 107
23% 101 Pts
MC Int 124
MC Float 120
MC Mixed 78.9
16% 108 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in Jan '11
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Typical Core i5-2400 Builds (Compare 5,757 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $196

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2400 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi5-2400
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$178.00
Clock Speed3.1 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP95 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency850 MHz
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

LGA1155 Socket

Passmark CPU benchmark: 6,124...

Added 6 years ago.

Terrible

19 days ago.

a lot of beef for an older cpu


Good

1 month ago.

It's a good, cheap processor that allows you to play fortnite on epic settings in 100 fps. An awesome budget CPU! It has some problems with Watch Dogs 2, I think it's because of the optimization.


Good

5 months ago.

it has very good performance, with average tdp


Terrible

4 months ago.

Cheap, good for gaming. Not perfect for BF1 multiplayer (conquest) all other games run perfectly combined with an RX 480 8GB OC :)


Terrible

16 days ago.

I get 100 fps on core i5 2400 8gb radeon r7 260x v2 1gb oc in gta v


Average

6 years ago.

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Excellent

6 months ago.

been running for 7 years now, no problem whatsoever


Excellent

3 months ago.

This thing is a beast despite its age, replaced from my old Core 2 Quad, plays all games at 60 fps with the GTX 950, no bottleneck at all, in fact, it can even handle a GTX 980, which is crazy for a processor that has its years. I am very happy with this one, moreover now that I see that it compares to an i3 6100. I got it just to play Titanfall 2, but does so much more!


Terrible

11 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

13 months ago.

works amazingly for my rig, what a bang in the buck


Excellent

2 months ago.

I have one clocked at 4.3Ghz on boost. running on air too, not water. I've got higher bench scores on here then this site lists as max. http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/9751329


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