Average Bench: 68.9% (314th of 1276)

more Based on 129,560 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: 54%Average: 68.9% Great: 75%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2400 averaged 31.1% 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 85.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 82.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2400 is 20.4%. 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 Mixed Speed 308Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 306Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 129,560 samples)
Min Avg Max
74 Memory 85.6 92.1
66.9 1-Core 82.8 88.9
121 2-Core 162 173
67.1% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
193 4-Core 303 337
206 8-Core 306 337
41.6% 304 Pts
Min Avg Max
211 64-Core 308 340
20.7% 308 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Memory 91.7
1-Core 87.4
2-Core 173
71% 117 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 336
46% 336 Pts
64-Core 332
22% 332 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 87
2-Core 170
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 328
45% 330 Pts
64-Core 327
22% 327 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 79.7
2-Core 159
67% 109 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 268
37% 272 Pts
64-Core 286
19% 286 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 83.1
2-Core 165
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 305
41% 303 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,678,145 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $232 @ launch in Jan '11
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Typical Core i5-2400 Builds (Compare 7,609 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $107

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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 8 years ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

Never tried it but just wanted to compare for a game


Average

6 months ago.

the cpu is good the integrated graphics are garabage


Excellent

13 months ago.

More Cores, more GHz and more inexpensive


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 days ago.

I get 100 fps on core i5 2400 8gb radeon r7 260x v2 1gb oc in gta v


Average

8 years ago.

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Poor

10 days ago.

been running for 7 years now, no problem whatsoever


Excellent

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!


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

22 months 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 months 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

1 month 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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

8 months 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.


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