Average Bench: 63.5% (526th of 1445)

Based on 234,266 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF00010676 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 43%Average: 63.5% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-7400 averaged 36.4% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 77.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 92.1Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7400 is 30.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-7400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 307Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 303Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 234,266 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.6 Memory 77.6 90.4
67.8 1-Core 92.1 102
117 2-Core 180 203
67.2% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
177 4-Core 284 355
211 8-Core 303 363
38.8% 294 Pts
Min Avg Max
203 64-Core 307 368
19% 307 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 101
2-Core 197
72% 127 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 382
51% 382 Pts
64-Core 379
24% 379 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 79
1-Core 98.5
2-Core 196
71% 125 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 380
50% 376 Pts
64-Core 379
23% 379 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 92.3
2-Core 152
66% 109 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 294
38% 284 Pts
64-Core 282
18% 282 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.4
1-Core 92.3
2-Core 171
70% 117 Pts
4-Core 148
8-Core 300
26% 224 Pts
64-Core 252
16% 252 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $190 @ launch in Jan '17
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Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI B250M BAZOOKA (MS-7A70) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $469

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-7400 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi5-7400
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$182.00
Clock Speed3.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.50 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.00 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
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
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

 Comments

Kaby Lake 7th generation Kaby Lake Core i5 processor...

Added 7 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

if it can run Halo Infinite with a good graphics card, then its good


Poor

1 day ago.

It's underwhelming, held me back constantly


Good

5 months ago.

I bought it brand new and it sucks


Poor

1 month ago.

I use it lol but I know there are way better ones


Poor

10 days ago.

I own this chip for for till now from 2018. It's been 5 years but works like a rock.


Poor

8 months ago.

It's my CPU and it's a good gaming processor


Good

30 days ago.

definitely not enough value for money against ryzen 5


Good

2 years ago.

price and for 7 fps difference not worth it i7 better i5 7400 way better


Good

11 days ago.

it is good for such as GTA V or Apex or R6, but not for Cyberpunk or anything like that


Poor

5 months ago.

its an i5 and it has intel turbo boost


Poor

9 months ago.

you can buy better for that price


Good

12 months ago.

Good for me, play all the games I throw at it, (funny my old 2500k do the same)


Poor

3 years ago.

Works fine for chrome, Csgo and minecraft, But it suffers in newer games Eg: Gta5, Rainbow six siege, Fallout 4 etc.


Poor

3 years ago.

IPC has greatly improved since the first gen. The only point where it's lacking is in it's number of core where it has only 2 cores and 4 threads.


Poor

4 years ago.

More expensive than Ryzen 3 and 5 CPUs, has worse performance than even Ryzen 3 2200G, has same or less cores and threads than Ryzen CPUs, overall inferior in every possible way imaginable.


Good

3 years ago.

expensive..... but it does the job


Poor

3 years ago.

It's fast, economic and maybe isn't the best but is something to buy and be happy


Terrible

6 years ago.

some thread


Good

4 years ago.

Its still good for gaming but the i5 8400 is much better and performs like an i7 7700


Poor

3 years ago.

With the price point in mind, I don't feel that a 4 core, 4 thread GPU at 3.0GHz should deserve more that 2-3 stars. It certainly gets the job done when browsing the internet and having another app or two open. The value of the chip is disappointing which sways my opinion on the i5 7400.


Excellent

6 years ago.

bello e bravo


Average

10 months ago.

Good for Windows 10.


Average

6 years ago.

Decent CPU, would have spent a little extra on a 7600k.


Poor

4 years ago.

More expensive than all Ryzen 3 and 5 CPUs, has less performance than Ryzen 2200G (which costs 80$), has the same/higher amount of cores and threads, overall inferior to Ryzen CPUs in every way - A Ryzen Fanboy


Excellent

12 months ago.

i use it in my spare rig with a 1660 super and a z170x gaming 7 gigabyte mobo and it functions well. my main rig is a i7 4790k @ 4.9 and a 1070ti 8gb both on water and it performs way better.


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