Average Bench: 89.1% (39th of 1276)

Based on 15,490 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000A0653, BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
Poor: 81%Average: 89.1% Great: 93%
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 90.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 124Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10400 is just 12%. 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 978Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 768Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,490 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.1 Memory 90.9 95.5
116 1-Core 124 130
223 2-Core 243 256
88% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
418 4-Core 470 504
690 8-Core 768 825
78.4% 619 Pts
Min Avg Max
892 64-Core 978 1,015
65.6% 978 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 128
2-Core 254
91% 158 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 823
84% 660 Pts
64-Core 1,009
68% 1,009 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.2
1-Core 126
2-Core 245
89% 154 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 812
83% 655 Pts
64-Core 1,006
68% 1,006 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.5
1-Core 124
2-Core 246
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 788
81% 640 Pts
64-Core 1,002
67% 1,002 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 118
2-Core 251
84% 150 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 760
78% 612 Pts
64-Core 993
67% 993 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 116
2-Core 154
73% 118 Pts
4-Core 155
8-Core 161
22% 158 Pts
64-Core 160
11% 160 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $182 @ launch in May '20
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Typical Core i5-10400 Builds (Compare 5,293 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,011

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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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3 days ago.

i think that it is a great cpu for the price


Excellent

3 days ago.

It is an absolute game-changer for me when I upgraded to it


Excellent

8 months ago.

ryzen 5 killer


Excellent

8 days 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.


Excellent

30 days ago.

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


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