Average Bench: 66.5% (166th of 1122)

more Based on 47,139 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000506E3, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 52%Average: 66.5% Great: 74%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6400 averaged 33.4% 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 361Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 344Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6400 is 21.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-6400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 354Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 370Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,139 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.8 SC Int 88.6 97.8
78 SC Float 95.8 106
76.1 SC Mixed 91.9 102
73.7% 92.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
234 QC Int 331 372
261 QC Float 361 402
247 QC Mixed 344 385
78.2% 345 Pts
Min Avg Max
273 MC Int 342 373
296 MC Float 370 403
277 MC Mixed 354 387
53.2% 355 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.3
SC Float 98.4
SC Mixed 95.7
76% 94.8 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 388
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 385
58% 385 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.2
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 377
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 381
MC Mixed 385
57% 379 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.7
SC Float 94.6
SC Mixed 93.7
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 387
QC Mixed 354
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 347
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 358
55% 366 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.2
SC Float 63.5
SC Mixed 66.8
53% 66.5 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 288
QC Mixed 261
56% 250 Pts
MC Int 280
MC Float 311
MC Mixed 250
42% 280 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $187 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6400 Builds (Compare 2,335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $445

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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 2 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

13 days ago.

I own this and see no problem


Good

2 months 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

4 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Good

9 hrs ago.

xd


Average

12 months ago.

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


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