Average Bench: 60.6% (580th of 1452)

more Based on 166,255 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, , 0000000000000000, 4920555043070506, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz

Pros: Brilliant value for money. Cons: It's not the 2400k which can be had for just a tiny bit more and offers a lot more flexibility in terms of overclocking. [Apr '12 CPUPro]

Poor: 42%Average: 60.6% Great: 70%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2400 averaged 39.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 78.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 77.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2400 is 27.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 264Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 263Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 166,255 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.8 Memory 78.1 90.8
50.3 1-Core 77.7 85.4
94 2-Core 152 168
60.9% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
144 4-Core 248 310
167 8-Core 263 311
33.8% 256 Pts
Min Avg Max
163 64-Core 264 313
16.4% 264 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 86.5
2-Core 175
70% 118 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 338
45% 337 Pts
64-Core 339
21% 339 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.1
1-Core 86.1
2-Core 168
68% 115 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 316
42% 316 Pts
64-Core 316
20% 316 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 85
2-Core 168
66% 112 Pts
4-Core 321
8-Core 322
43% 321 Pts
64-Core 321
20% 321 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 82
2-Core 164
63% 108 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 310
42% 314 Pts
64-Core 318
20% 318 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 63.9
2-Core 82.1
49% 74.1 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 232
31% 231 Pts
64-Core 229
14% 229 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $232 @ launch in Jan '11
AmazonUS $2505 months
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Typical Core i5-2400 Builds (Compare 5,400 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $278

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2400 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi5-2400
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$178.00
Clock Speed3.1 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP95 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency850 MHz
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

LGA1155 Socket

Passmark CPU benchmark: 6,124...

Added 12 years ago.

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5 days ago.

It runs well even in this day and age.


Poor

6 months ago.

low price but weak this processor


Poor

3 months ago.

used it for a year, served great


Poor

2 years ago.

Have run this for 9 years without issue. Maya... Unity... Games... you name it. It's still going strong, I'm here deciding if I even need to update it!


Excellent

5 months ago.

esta bien para quienes inician en el gaming con poco dinero


Average

23 months ago.

Very Outdated CPU, Do not buy in 2022 unless you have a extremely low budget


Poor

6 months ago.

the cpu is good the integrated graphics are garabage


Excellent

13 months ago.

i just got it no problem with it


Good

1 day ago.

Very bad CPU can't play GTA v on medium graphics


Good

19 months ago.

More Cores, more GHz and more inexpensive


Excellent

2 years ago.

BEST VALUE EVER!I HAVE A GTX 1650 AND ALL THE GAMES RUN SMOOTHLY AT HIGH SETTINGS!


Good

19 months ago.

been running for 7 years now, no problem whatsoever


Average

12 years ago.


Poor

2 months ago.

Can't run fortnite battle royale and modded minecraft


Poor

2 years ago.

This thing is a beast despite its age, replaced from my old Core 2 Quad, plays all games at 60 fps with the GTX 950, no bottleneck at all, in fact, it can even handle a GTX 980, which is crazy for a processor that has its years. I am very happy with this one, moreover now that I see that it compares to an i3 6100. I got it just to play Titanfall 2, but does so much more!


Good

5 years ago.

Even in 2019, this is still a decent CPU for general desktop use or even light (or older) gaming when paired with a low-end (or old-ish) GPU. The 95 watt TDP is laughable for a locked 4-core/4-thread CPU, but it's 32 nm and shows just how far we've come, at least in terms of efficiency. Even so, it still runs incredibly cool with a stock cooler. I purchased mine for just $36 (USD) on Ebay and paired it with an Asus P8H61-I mini ITX motherboard. I've also run it on my Gigabyte Z77 motherboard which allows me to lock it at its 3.4 GHz boost speed on all four cores, but since I use that board for my 3770K, it mostly resides on the H61 board.


Good

3 years ago.

This CPU is a great option for people who are looking to build their first PC, but only have a tight budget to do so. An used i5-2400 can be obtained from places like eBay, OfferUp, and Hardwareswap for about $20-30 USD. Despite the i5-2400 being over 9 years old, it still has a respectable single and quad core speed, as measure by Cinebench and Userbenchmark. If you can find a cheap OEM motherboard to pair with a $30 i5-2400, it can be a great starter CPU/MOBO combo for a $300 entry-level build.


Average

3 years ago.

The CPU overheats most of the time, normally it goes 60+ degrees (in celsius) when doing stuff and 56 degrees when idle. It's an OK CPU for tasks that require little power and it isn't best for games that require more power.


Good

6 years ago.

works amazingly for my rig, what a bang in the buck


Excellent

5 years ago.

I have one clocked at 4.3Ghz on boost. running on air too, not water. I've got higher bench scores on here then this site lists as max. http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/9751329


Excellent

4 years ago.

Still going in 2020. Anchors the system nicely for desktop/workstation applications. Can still handle some more intensive applications like video editing and data analysis fine too.


Excellent

13 months ago.

very good value for money god dang


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