Average Bench: 84.5% (144th of 1385)

Based on 71,804 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0653, BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 69%Average: 84.5% Great: 91%
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-10400 averaged just 15.5% 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 86.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 119Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10400 is 22%. 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 Speed 912Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 722Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 71,804 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.5 Memory 86.6 95.4
97.1 1-Core 119 125
202 2-Core 232 247
82% 146 Pts
Min Avg Max
382 4-Core 443 488
629 8-Core 722 776
71.2% 582 Pts
Min Avg Max
797 64-Core 912 979
56.5% 912 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 93.6
1-Core 122
2-Core 235
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 728
71% 583 Pts
64-Core 911
56% 911 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 123
2-Core 242
84% 150 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 737
74% 600 Pts
64-Core 913
56% 913 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 120
2-Core 237
85% 150 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 721
68% 564 Pts
64-Core 899
56% 899 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 115
2-Core 216
78% 138 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 643
64% 520 Pts
64-Core 890
55% 890 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.8
1-Core 103
2-Core 200
68% 123 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 696
62% 525 Pts
64-Core 865
54% 865 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $182 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10400 Builds (Compare 13,780 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 126%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $141

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $973

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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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Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

18 days ago.

Decent processor for a good price


Good

3 months ago.

its a pretty good cpu to be honest, it gets the job done in games that arent extremely cpu bound, and its super easy to cool, it only takes 65W.


Excellent

7 days ago.

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Excellent

7 months ago.

Its very rich but its same as i3


Poor

13 days ago.

it is best for normal gaming im playing call of duty warzone without graphics card i use 1080p and im getting like 100 fps my maximum fps is 130 and my minimum is 29 i usually get like 75 fps i always dont go under 60 fps also i made my build so cheap and my build costs like $307


Good

13 months ago.

its cheaper and a bit better for just a cpu


Excellent

8 months ago.

Cheap price made for a great upgrade from my old xeon e3-1231 v3. Games felt and ran much better with this thing compared to the xeon.


Excellent

2 years 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

23 months ago.

It is good and affordable CPU with good performance.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


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