Average Bench: 59.5% (259th of 1157)

more Based on 57,580 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 40.5% 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 306Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2400 is just 18.4%. 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 314Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 314Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 57,580 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.7 SC Int 83.1 88.9
68.1 SC Float 83.5 89.5
71.3 SC Mixed 83.2 89.2
66.6% 83.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
198 QC Int 307 339
205 QC Float 308 340
211 QC Mixed 306 338
69.6% 307 Pts
Min Avg Max
239 MC Int 314 339
239 MC Float 314 340
235 MC Mixed 314 340
47.1% 314 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.7
SC Float 87.7
SC Mixed 86.3
70% 86.9 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 331
QC Mixed 335
76% 335 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 342
MC Mixed 338
51% 338 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
SC Int 85
SC Float 86.6
SC Mixed 85.2
68% 85.6 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 320
QC Mixed 336
75% 329 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 333
MC Mixed 333
50% 334 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.6
SC Float 86.1
SC Mixed 84.6
68% 85.1 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 333
QC Mixed 332
75% 332 Pts
MC Int 329
MC Float 334
MC Mixed 330
50% 331 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,501,535 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in Jan '11
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Typical Core i5-2400 Builds (Compare 8,400 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $199

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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 7 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

12 days ago.

Its a minimum for windows mixed reality, and is okay for budget gaming in 2019.


Excellent

2 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

2 months ago.

Never tried it but just wanted to compare for a game


Good

1 month ago.

it has very good performance, with average tdp


Good

9 days ago.

GOOD CPU 2019


Average

5 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

More Cores, more GHz and more inexpensive


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

21 days ago.

sugs


Poor

1 month ago.

i3 8100


Excellent

13 months ago.

been running for 7 years now, no problem whatsoever


Good

18 days ago.

i play without problemes


Average

7 years ago.

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Excellent

10 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!


Excellent

24 days ago.

que viva amd


Terrible

19 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

1 month 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

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 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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