Average Bench: 87.1% (71st of 1323)

Based on 54,652 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0653, BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 80%Average: 87.1% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-10400 averaged just 12.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-10400 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 89.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 121Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10400 is just 12.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-10400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 973Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 759Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 54,652 samples)
Min Avg Max
80 Memory 89.7 95.8
108 1-Core 121 128
217 2-Core 238 252
86.3% 150 Pts
Min Avg Max
403 4-Core 455 494
691 8-Core 759 812
76.7% 607 Pts
Min Avg Max
873 64-Core 973 1,014
65.3% 973 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 122
2-Core 253
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 798
82% 648 Pts
64-Core 1,007
68% 1,007 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 124
2-Core 244
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 757
79% 617 Pts
64-Core 991
66% 991 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 121
2-Core 232
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 726
74% 586 Pts
64-Core 911
61% 911 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 122
2-Core 239
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 748
74% 586 Pts
64-Core 982
66% 982 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.5
1-Core 122
2-Core 229
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 776
76% 607 Pts
64-Core 990
66% 990 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $182 @ launch in May '20
AmazonUS $1645 hrs
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Typical Core i5-10400 Builds (Compare 18,139 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 134%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 122%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $983

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-10400 Processor
Launch DateQ2'20
Processor Numberi5-10400
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed2.90 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.30 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.10 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechNo
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1200

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Good

8 days ago.

Cheap And Very Powerful Way Over R5


Excellent

15 days ago.

I USE THIS AND I HAVE NO PROBLEM 16gb 2666mhz gtx 660 no lag in e sports games. i know huge gpu bottleneck but i dont need a powerful gpu in what im doing


Excellent

19 months ago.

ryzen 5 killer


Excellent

11 months ago.

It is a great processor in terms of value. It cannot be overclocked, however, for the money saved in it you can buy a faster GPU that does not need overclocking. It is great for 1080p and it also comes with integrated graphics, unlike the cheaper 10400f.


Good

9 months ago.

It is good and affordable CPU with good performance.


Excellent

11 months ago.

It is a big improvement compared to my old i3 7100u and its price makes it a great purchase


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