Average Bench: 72% (241st of 1241)

Based on 132,388 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF00010676 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 58%Average: 72% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-7400 averaged 27.9% 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 84.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7400 is 22.4%. 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 Mixed Speed 354Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 351Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 132,388 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.9 Memory 84.5 92.4
75 1-Core 96.5 107
139 2-Core 190 209
73.2% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
237 4-Core 345 399
257 8-Core 351 399
47.4% 348 Pts
Min Avg Max
268 64-Core 354 403
23.7% 354 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 3 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.1
1-Core 100
2-Core 198
78% 131 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 384
52% 384 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 103
2-Core 202
79% 132 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 349
45% 336 Pts
64-Core 371
25% 371 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.1
1-Core 89.8
2-Core 185
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 346
47% 345 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 97.3
2-Core 159
68% 112 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 352
44% 329 Pts
64-Core 334
22% 334 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Jan '17
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BHPhotoUS $20515 months
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Typical Core i5-7400 Builds (Compare 11,981 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $672

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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 3 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

pretty decent for a budget build


Excellent

1 month ago.

it is a great cpu but the 8400 is a much better cpu for not that much more money


Good

11 days ago.

I use it for work and browsing the internet. For lighter tasks its okay...


Good

13 days ago.

Col mio setup8 gb ram ha qualche limite sotto grandi quantita' di dati ma costo qualita' buono


Excellent

7 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

definitely not enough value for money against ryzen 5


Good

3 months ago.

its an i5 and it has intel turbo boost


Poor

10 months ago.

It's better than 4460 although 4400 cooling is good


Poor

7 days ago.

i upgraded from i5 6500 and the boost was awesome


Excellent

13 months ago.

normal CPU not for high grapics but for light gaming is corret .


Average

3 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

bought with a gtx1070 and is not really compatible


Poor

27 days ago.

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


Terrible

2 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.


Good

2 years ago.

expensive..... but it does the job


Poor

7 months 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.


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

The worst i5 7th gen CPU.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years ago.

some thread


Good

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

bello e bravo


Average

2 years ago.

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


Poor

7 months 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


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