Average Bench: 59.6% (243rd of 1143)

more Based on 42,316 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]

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Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2400 averaged 40.3% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 307Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 307Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2400 is just 19.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 315Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 315Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,316 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.8 SC Int 83.3 88.4
68 SC Float 83.7 89.3
70.9 SC Mixed 83.3 89
66.8% 83.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
212 QC Int 307 340
208 QC Float 308 340
210 QC Mixed 307 338
69.7% 307 Pts
Min Avg Max
238 MC Int 315 340
233 MC Float 315 340
239 MC Mixed 315 340
47.2% 315 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.3
SC Float 93.6
SC Mixed 98.3
75% 93.7 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 366
QC Mixed 382
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 358
56% 372 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.2
SC Float 97.9
SC Mixed 96.7
78% 97.3 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 335
77% 338 Pts
MC Int 334
MC Float 332
MC Mixed 334
50% 334 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 87
SC Float 88.4
SC Mixed 87.2
70% 87.5 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 322
QC Mixed 337
75% 330 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 336
MC Mixed 337
50% 337 Pts
LGA1155 CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.8
SC Float 88.4
SC Mixed 88.6
71% 88.3 Pts
QC Int 336
QC Float 338
QC Mixed 331
76% 335 Pts
MC Int 337
MC Float 338
MC Mixed 329
50% 335 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 84.3
SC Float 85.9
SC Mixed 86.9
69% 85.7 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 255
QC Mixed 296
64% 282 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 330
MC Mixed 324
49% 327 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,876,878 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in Jan '11
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Typical Core i5-2400 Builds (Compare 6,102 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $168

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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 6 years ago.

Terrible

3 months ago.

a lot of beef for an older cpu


Good

4 months ago.

It's a good, cheap processor that allows you to play fortnite on epic settings in 100 fps. An awesome budget CPU! It has some problems with Watch Dogs 2, I think it's because of the optimization.


Good

8 days ago.

Best


Excellent

1 month ago.

it has very good performance, with average tdp


Average

29 days ago.

Cheap, good for gaming. Not perfect for BF1 multiplayer (conquest) all other games run perfectly combined with an RX 480 8GB OC :)


Excellent

24 days ago.

More Cores, more GHz and more inexpensive


Terrible

3 months ago.

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


Average

6 years ago.

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Excellent

9 months ago.

been running for 7 years now, no problem whatsoever


Excellent

6 months 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

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months 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


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