Average Bench: 68.1% (151st of 1110)

more Based on 43,097 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000506E3, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 54%Average: 68.1% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6400 averaged 31.8% 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 Floating Point Speed 366Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 342Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6400 is 20.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-6400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 373Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 361Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,097 samples)
Min Avg Max
77 SC Int 90.5 100
82.5 SC Float 96.8 106
79.2 SC Mixed 93.5 104
74.9% 93.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
246 QC Int 342 381
275 QC Float 366 402
265 QC Mixed 354 390
80.2% 354 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 MC Int 349 382
298 MC Float 373 404
286 MC Mixed 361 393
54.1% 361 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
SC Int 92.9
SC Float 99.4
SC Mixed 96.9
77% 96.4 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 387
88% 388 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 396
MC Mixed 389
58% 388 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.4
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 98.9
79% 98.8 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 382
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 374
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 378
57% 383 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.8
SC Float 98.7
SC Mixed 96.2
77% 95.9 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 370
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 397
MC Mixed 386
58% 386 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.7
SC Float 91
SC Mixed 83.2
69% 86.6 Pts
QC Int 316
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 348
77% 342 Pts
MC Int 324
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 306
50% 330 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.5
SC Float 91.9
SC Mixed 87.1
69% 86.8 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 338
QC Mixed 335
76% 334 Pts
MC Int 309
MC Float 331
MC Mixed 315
48% 318 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $187 @ launch in Sep '15
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AmazonUS $18022 mins
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Typical Core i5-6400 Builds (Compare 2,083 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $424

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-6400 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi5-6400
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$182.00 - $187.00
Clock Speed2.7 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.3 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency950 MHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

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
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Skylake 6th generation Core i5 processor...

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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

7 days ago.

Works just fine for all the games I play


Good

6 days ago.

cpu USAGE 100% IN ALL GAMES AND HUGE FPS DROP, bottlenecking by all the graphic cards, TRUST ME : DON'T BUY THIS CPU


Poor

2 months ago.

Better for average mid end budget , cause of low watt consumption, cheap price and compatible my GTX 1060 3Gb without bottlenecking


Good

5 days ago.

It's great for low end gaming, but once you start playing the higher end games, it starts failing.


Average

10 months ago.

For a relatively cheap, outdated CPU, it performs just fine.


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