Average Bench: 84.5% (196th of 1456)

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 BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 245
86% 153 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 757
76% 620 Pts
64-Core 971
60% 971 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 121
2-Core 248
86% 154 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 750
76% 618 Pts
64-Core 943
58% 943 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.2
1-Core 130
2-Core 250
90% 159 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 686
69% 562 Pts
64-Core 686
42% 686 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
86% 152 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 739
72% 589 Pts
64-Core 956
59% 956 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $182 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10400 Builds (Compare 20,630 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 115%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $909

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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

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Poor

16 months ago.

Its very rich but its same as i3


Good

2 years ago.

its cheaper and a bit better for just a cpu


Excellent

10 months ago.

i have had both, ryzen 5 3600 and i5 10400. i as a fact can guarantee the i5 10400 is better


Excellent

2 years 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

3 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

3 years ago.

It is good and affordable CPU with good performance.


Excellent

3 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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