Average Bench: 69.7% (96th of 959)

Based on 15,405 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 57%Average: 69.7% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6400 averaged 30.3% 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 375Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 349Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6400 is just 17.9%. 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 385Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 372Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,405 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.6 SC Int 92.1 100
87.5 SC Float 99.5 107
82.5 SC Mixed 95.8 103
76.6% 95.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
261 QC Int 349 380
290 QC Float 375 405
280 QC Mixed 361 392
82% 362 Pts
Min Avg Max
306 MC Int 359 380
325 MC Float 385 405
312 MC Mixed 372 392
55.7% 372 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 97.4
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 102
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 394
QC Mixed 385
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 401
MC Mixed 392
58% 390 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.1
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 389
QC Mixed 376
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 336
MC Float 384
MC Mixed 378
55% 366 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.2
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 99.6
79% 98.3 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 379
87% 382 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 397
MC Mixed 377
57% 381 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.2
SC Float 98.6
SC Mixed 93.1
75% 94.3 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 370
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 363
MC Float 384
MC Mixed 374
56% 374 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 58%
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Desktop
Desktop 57%
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Workstation
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 19 months ago.

Good

51 mins ago.

best overclock ever


Good

19 days ago.

gggp


Good

5 days ago.

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


Good

15 days ago.

two words: sky oc


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