Average Bench: 69.9% (89th of 953)

Based on 13,188 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 58%Average: 69.9% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6400 averaged 30.0% 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 Floating Point Speed 378Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 363Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6400 is just 17.1%. 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 387Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 372Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,188 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.8 SC Int 92.4 99.6
87.8 SC Float 99.9 107
83.3 SC Mixed 96 103
76.9% 96.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
261 QC Int 349 378
298 QC Float 378 403
285 QC Mixed 363 389
82.3% 364 Pts
Min Avg Max
305 MC Int 360 379
330 MC Float 387 404
317 MC Mixed 372 391
55.8% 373 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, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.9
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 102
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 384
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 377
MC Float 403
MC Mixed 388
58% 389 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.7
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 98.9
79% 98.8 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 385
88% 386 Pts
MC Int 373
MC Float 401
MC Mixed 385
58% 387 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.1
SC Float 99
SC Mixed 94.9
76% 94.3 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 379
QC Mixed 364
82% 364 Pts
MC Int 352
MC Float 380
MC Mixed 358
54% 363 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.4
SC Float 97.7
SC Mixed 93.9
75% 94.3 Pts
QC Int 367
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 355
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 394
MC Mixed 371
56% 378 Pts
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Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation 36%
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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...

Added 17 months ago.

Good

2 hrs ago.

best overclock ever


Good

1 month ago.

gggp


Good

1 day ago.

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


Good

18 days ago.

two words: sky oc


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