Average Bench: 64.9% (198th of 1147)

more Based on 74,153 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: 64.9% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6400 averaged 35.1% 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 357Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 95.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6400 is 26.7%. 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 369Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 74,153 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.7 SC Int 87.7 98.1
74 SC Float 95.5 106
72.2 SC Mixed 91.4 102
73.2% 91.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
219 QC Int 314 369
247 QC Float 357 402
222 QC Mixed 332 382
75.8% 334 Pts
Min Avg Max
253 MC Int 326 370
292 MC Float 369 402
274 MC Mixed 345 383
51.8% 347 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.5
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 389
QC Mixed 362
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 351
MC Float 390
MC Mixed 373
56% 371 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.7
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 98.9
79% 99.1 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 365
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 349
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 370
56% 372 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.2
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 98.6
79% 98.3 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 330
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 384
MC Mixed 359
54% 362 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.2
SC Float 90.8
SC Mixed 85.4
68% 85.5 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 260
QC Mixed 291
60% 263 Pts
MC Int 270
MC Float 103
MC Mixed 41.7
22% 138 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.1
SC Float 80.6
SC Mixed 51.4
53% 66.7 Pts
QC Int 143
QC Float 201
QC Mixed 210
42% 185 Pts
MC Int 210
MC Float 311
MC Mixed 304
41% 275 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $187 @ launch in Sep '15
BHPhotoUS $18213 months
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Typical Core i5-6400 Builds (Compare 3,303 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: 88% - 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

15 days ago.

Unable to handle basic processes


Terrible

5 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


Poor

26 days 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

1 month ago.

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


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

25 days ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

Slow oem cpu, avoid.


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