Average Bench: 69% (309th of 1264)

more Based on 113,158 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: 56%Average: 69% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6400 averaged 30.9% 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. Memory Latency 81.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 91.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6400 is 20.7%. 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 336Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 333Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 113,158 samples)
Min Avg Max
68 Memory 81.4 90.7
70.5 1-Core 91.3 102
144 2-Core 180 200
69.7% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
217 4-Core 328 374
245 8-Core 333 374
45.1% 330 Pts
Min Avg Max
242 64-Core 336 378
22.5% 336 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 89.5
1-Core 100
2-Core 196
76% 129 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 366
50% 364 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 95.3
2-Core 192
74% 125 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 312
47% 339 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 101
2-Core 200
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 374
51% 373 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 189
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 358
49% 361 Pts
64-Core 373
25% 373 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,182,374 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $187 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6400 Builds (Compare 1,622 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

System: Asus G11CD

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $598

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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.

Poor

4 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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 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

10 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

11 months ago.

Not the best for the price, scam


Average

18 months ago.

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


Terrible

18 months ago.

Slow oem cpu, avoid.


Excellent

16 months ago.

Amazing Cost/Benefit CPU


Terrible

5 months ago.

if youre gaming, please dont buy, very slow even in games like Minecraft


Good

4 months ago.

It is still a very good gaming processor, of course, faster than games in ryzów, I have a score of 98.6 and RAM 112-115 on it


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