Average Bench: 86.4% (110th of 1363)

Based on 80,231 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0653, BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 76%Average: 86.4% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-10400 averaged just 13.6% 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 89Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 121Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10400 is just 15.9%. 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 Speed 949Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 744Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 80,231 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.6 Memory 89 95.6
100 1-Core 121 128
205 2-Core 235 252
83.7% 148 Pts
Min Avg Max
386 4-Core 451 495
653 8-Core 744 806
72.9% 597 Pts
Min Avg Max
848 64-Core 949 1,010
58.7% 949 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 94.8
1-Core 123
2-Core 189
81% 136 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 777
76% 623 Pts
64-Core 991
61% 991 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.1
1-Core 125
2-Core 241
84% 150 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 767
74% 612 Pts
64-Core 947
59% 947 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 123
2-Core 227
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 405
8-Core 772
70% 589 Pts
64-Core 996
62% 996 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $182 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10400 Builds (Compare 10,951 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 134%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 122%
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Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $930

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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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Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

1 hr ago.

cheap Price for such a good and efficient processor


Excellent

20 days ago.

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Excellent

2 months ago.

Its very rich but its same as i3


Good

20 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


Excellent

2 months 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


Good

9 months ago.

its cheaper and a bit better for just a cpu


Excellent

2 years ago.

ryzen 5 killer


Excellent

3 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

21 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

19 months ago.

It is good and affordable CPU with good performance.


Excellent

21 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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