Average Bench: 65.5% (193rd of 1146)

more Based on 67,131 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: 49%Average: 65.5% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6400 averaged 34.4% 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 359Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 337Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6400 is 23.6%. 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 345Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 370Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 67,131 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.4 SC Int 88.2 97.9
76.6 SC Float 95.7 106
74.4 SC Mixed 91.7 102
73.5% 91.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
213 QC Int 318 369
253 QC Float 359 402
232 QC Mixed 337 381
76.6% 338 Pts
Min Avg Max
250 MC Int 328 369
295 MC Float 370 402
262 MC Mixed 345 384
52% 348 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 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.8
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 349
QC Float 402
QC Mixed 375
85% 375 Pts
MC Int 355
MC Float 405
MC Mixed 374
57% 378 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.8
SC Float 98.6
SC Mixed 97.6
76% 95.7 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 396
QC Mixed 369
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 367
56% 373 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 98.5
78% 98.1 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 368
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 340
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 363
54% 365 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.4
SC Float 96.8
SC Mixed 95.4
76% 94.9 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 349
76% 335 Pts
MC Int 342
MC Float 390
MC Mixed 352
54% 362 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $187 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6400 Builds (Compare 3,032 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $402

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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

8 days ago.

Unable to handle basic processes


Terrible

3 months ago.

ive used this then got a core i3 8100 and i like the core i3 way better an d i can say this even tho i have a core i7 8th gen now


Terrible

2 months ago.

cpu USAGE 100% IN ALL GAMES AND HUGE FPS DROP, bottlenecking by all the graphic cards, TRUST ME : DON'T BUY THIS CPU


Good

5 days ago.

i5 do my job


Good

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

21 days ago.

i works but not for games


Good

13 days 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


Excellent

1 month ago.

fuc ku


Average

18 months ago.

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


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