Average Bench: 64.3% (211th of 1158)

more Based on 75,764 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000506E3, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU
Poor: 46%Average: 64.3% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6400 averaged 35.6% 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 Floating Point Speed 354Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 95.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6400 is 27.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-6400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 340Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 364Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 75,764 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.3 SC Int 87.5 97.9
74.9 SC Float 95.8 106
70.3 SC Mixed 91.4 102
73.2% 91.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
197 QC Int 310 366
236 QC Float 354 401
212 QC Mixed 328 381
75% 331 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 MC Int 321 366
267 MC Float 364 402
252 MC Mixed 340 383
51% 342 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 97.7
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 384
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 399
MC Mixed 388
58% 385 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 101
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 407
QC Mixed 374
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 393
MC Mixed 375
56% 374 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.2
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 99.8
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 311
QC Float 379
QC Mixed 356
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 345
MC Float 399
MC Mixed 349
54% 364 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.9
SC Float 92
SC Mixed 92.9
72% 90.3 Pts
QC Int 322
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 349
80% 353 Pts
MC Int 280
MC Float 346
MC Mixed 339
48% 322 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,792,756 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $187 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6400 Builds (Compare 3,555 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
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System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $412

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-6400 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi5-6400
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$182.00 - $187.00
Clock Speed2.7 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.3 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency950 MHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

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
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Skylake 6th generation Core i5 processor...

Added 3 years ago.

Terrible

2 days ago.

Overprized and slow processor, enough said.


Good

1 month ago.

Unable to handle basic processes


Good

5 days ago.

Used for general computing. Somewhat manageable for really low quality integrated graphics gaming. runs games like CSGO at a low resolution with absolutely no problems


Excellent

25 days ago.

OC up to 4,5Ghz


Good

3 months ago.

It's great for low end gaming, but once you start playing the higher end games, it starts failing.


Excellent

16 days ago.

I like it because Im using this processor while being overclocked to 4.3Ghz. Using it on a Asus Gene Viii and cooling it with a cheap Corsair Water Cooler, it is really stable, cool (39° when its 100% under load) and cheap! Perfect for gaming! Using it with a Rx Vega 56 and its not a bottleneck while on this state.


Good

4 months ago.

Runs games just fine to this day and doesn't really bottleneck my GTX 1070, wouldn't get it now since better alternatives exist


Average

2 months ago.

For a relatively cheap, outdated CPU, it performs just fine.


Terrible

3 months ago.

Slow oem cpu, avoid.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Amazing Cost/Benefit CPU


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