Average Bench: 68.8% (103rd of 956)

Based on 12,196 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 55%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 31.2% 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 370Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 346Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6400 is just 19.3%. 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 381Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 367Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,196 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.6 SC Int 91.4 99.7
85.2 SC Float 98.6 107
82.3 SC Mixed 94.9 103
75.9% 94.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
258 QC Int 346 380
256 QC Float 370 404
261 QC Mixed 356 390
81% 357 Pts
Min Avg Max
292 MC Int 355 379
318 MC Float 381 404
301 MC Mixed 367 391
55% 368 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 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.8
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 396
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 429
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 464
68% 454 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.2
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 99.4
78% 98 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 396
QC Mixed 380
86% 382 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 395
MC Mixed 382
57% 382 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.2
SC Float 97.5
SC Mixed 93
74% 92.9 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 382
87% 382 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 386
58% 385 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.4
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 96.5
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 371
QC Mixed 364
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 375
MC Mixed 377
56% 372 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 18 months ago.

Good

2 days ago.

best overclock ever


Poor

4 days ago.

gggp


Poor

1 day ago.

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


Poor

12 days ago.

two words: sky oc


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