Average Bench: 60% (244th of 1206)

more Based on 93,948 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: 47%Average: 60% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6400 averaged 40.0% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 91.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 181Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6400 is just 19.3%. 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 342Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 339Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 93,948 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.2 1-Core 91.5 101
145 2-Core 181 199
64.1% 136 Pts
Min Avg Max
234 4-Core 334 376
252 8-Core 339 377
45.9% 336 Pts
Min Avg Max
260 64-Core 342 379
23% 342 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 200
70% 150 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 376
51% 375 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.8
2-Core 162
60% 125 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 366
50% 368 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89.2
2-Core 165
61% 127 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 325
45% 330 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 81.5
2-Core 163
57% 122 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 321
42% 312 Pts
64-Core 294
20% 294 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,084,916 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $187 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6400 Builds (Compare 4,739 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $456

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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 4 years ago.

Good

5 months ago.

Fairly decent for it's age considering it's almost 5 yrs old. It's very doubtful anyone would realize it's only running the clock speed at 2.7 base, with a turbo boost available to 3.3 (but actually seems to only hit 3.2) and only 4 cores/threads. To the reviewer above mentioning he is overclocking it to 4.3...not trolling, but are you absolutely sure this is the right CPU listing? A 2.7Ghz cpu with a max listed turbo boost of 3.3 getting another full 1 Ghz beyond it's max boost...1.6Ghz more than the cpu is rated at just from overclocking? Admittedly, I am far from a newb with PC's and tech, but I absolutely am when it comes to Overclocking to the limits out of fear or going to far


Terrible

3 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

Despite its age, still a cost effective processor when coupled with a right GPU


Excellent

7 months 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

2 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

3 months ago.

Not the best for the price, scam


Average

10 months ago.

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


Terrible

10 months ago.

Slow oem cpu, avoid.


Excellent

8 months ago.

Amazing Cost/Benefit CPU


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