Average Bench: 89.1% (37th of 1265)

Based on 5,610 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0653, BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 81%Average: 89.1% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-10400 averaged just 10.9% 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 91.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 123Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10400 is just 12.2%. 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 766Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,610 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.1 Memory 91.5 95.7
113 1-Core 123 129
218 2-Core 241 255
87.7% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
402 4-Core 466 503
699 8-Core 766 826
78.1% 616 Pts
Min Avg Max
881 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 127
2-Core 245
90% 155 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 771
81% 632 Pts
64-Core 1,011
68% 1,011 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.4
1-Core 122
2-Core 243
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 773
78% 620 Pts
64-Core 907
61% 907 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.9
1-Core 125
2-Core 157
79% 125 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 792
73% 593 Pts
64-Core 942
63% 942 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,603,669 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $182 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10400 Builds (Compare 521 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B460M DS3H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $260

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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

10th generation Comet Lake processor...

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1 day ago.

I love this cpu, i have it with the 5600 xt and works great :D


Good

14 hrs ago.

For the price and when gaming i found it smooth enough. So you can save money for a better VGA card


Good

5 days ago.

It has Intel uhd graphics which makes game smoother if you take a low grade GPU it can handle so i5 10400 is better.


Excellent

4 months ago.

ryzen 5 killer


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