Average Bench: 88.6% (56th of 1307)

Based on 28,723 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0653, BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 81%Average: 88.6% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-10400 averaged just 11.4% 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 90.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 123Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10400 is just 11.7%. 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 972Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 765Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,723 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.8 Memory 90.6 95.4
113 1-Core 123 129
219 2-Core 241 255
87.3% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
413 4-Core 466 501
695 8-Core 765 821
78% 615 Pts
Min Avg Max
870 64-Core 972 1,013
65.2% 972 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 96.3
1-Core 129
2-Core 257
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 757
81% 631 Pts
64-Core 1,010
68% 1,010 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 126
2-Core 245
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 810
83% 651 Pts
64-Core 985
66% 985 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.3
1-Core 121
2-Core 235
88% 150 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 775
78% 616 Pts
64-Core 963
65% 963 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,098,422 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $182 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10400 Builds (Compare 10,211 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 136%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 124%
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Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,025

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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...

Added 11 months ago.

Good

12 days ago.

11400F+3060Ti: Game over AMD, at least until Zen4 and RDNA 3 …


Excellent

11 months ago.

ryzen 5 killer


Excellent

3 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

1 month ago.

It is good and affordable CPU with good performance.


Excellent

4 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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