Average Bench: 68.8% (119th of 981)

more Based on 34,424 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000506E3, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 53%Average: 68.8% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6400 averaged 31.1% 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 368Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 345Pts

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

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 377Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 365Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,424 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 SC Int 91.8 100
84.1 SC Float 98.2 106
80.2 SC Mixed 94.9 103
75.9% 95 Pts
Min Avg Max
238 QC Int 345 381
259 QC Float 368 402
248 QC Mixed 356 391
80.7% 356 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 MC Int 355 382
305 MC Float 377 404
296 MC Mixed 365 394
54.7% 365 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.3
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 100
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 386
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 378
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 387
58% 388 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.6
SC Float 99.1
SC Mixed 99.9
79% 98.2 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 375
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 362
MC Float 377
MC Mixed 385
56% 374 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.5
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 372
87% 382 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 390
58% 390 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.9
SC Float 98.8
SC Mixed 94.9
76% 95.5 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 289
QC Mixed 352
76% 333 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 389
MC Mixed 369
55% 367 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.6
SC Float 94.4
SC Mixed 91.2
74% 92.1 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 338
76% 334 Pts
MC Int 342
MC Float 388
MC Mixed 334
53% 354 Pts
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Typical Core i5-6400 Builds (Compare 1,336 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Asus G11CD

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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.

Average

4 months ago.

best overclock ever


Good

4 months ago.

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


Poor

5 hrs ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

It will never set on fire: v


Good

7 months ago.

two words: sky oc


Terrible

28 days ago.

expensive for that perfomance


Average

5 months ago.

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


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