Average Bench: 71.2% (270th of 1264)

Based on 159,125 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF00010676 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 54%Average: 71.2% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-7400 averaged 28.7% 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 83.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 96.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7400 is 25.6%. 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 350Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 159,125 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.8 Memory 83.1 92
69.5 1-Core 96.1 107
131 2-Core 189 210
72.5% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
207 4-Core 343 399
243 8-Core 350 400
47.2% 347 Pts
Min Avg Max
252 64-Core 354 402
23.8% 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 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.3
1-Core 102
2-Core 202
76% 130 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 388
52% 382 Pts
64-Core 386
26% 386 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 102
2-Core 194
75% 127 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 380
52% 379 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 95.4
2-Core 190
71% 122 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 371
51% 372 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 94.9
2-Core 167
72% 117 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 334
42% 314 Pts
64-Core 290
20% 290 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 102
2-Core 197
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 319
43% 315 Pts
64-Core 349
23% 349 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,181,856 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Jan '17
AmazonUS $18119 mins
OutletPCUS $1903 days
BHPhotoUS $20519 months
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Typical Core i5-7400 Builds (Compare 3,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $650

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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.

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18 hrs ago.

pretty decent for a budget build


Excellent

1 month ago.

this cpu can run the latest games very well


Good

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

french il et vraiment nul 4 core 4 thread tu lance fivem tes utiliser minimum 100%


Excellent

7 days ago.

It still works well in most games, but there are much better options for those who want to build a current cost-effective pc


Good

19 days ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

definitely not enough value for money against ryzen 5


Good

3 months ago.

its an i5 and it has intel turbo boost


Good

3 months ago.

It's better than 4460 although 4400 cooling is good


Excellent

2 days ago.

i upgraded from i5 6500 and the boost was awesome


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Average

7 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

bought with a gtx1070 and is not really compatible


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Poor

3 months 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

11 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

23 months ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.

The worst i5 7th gen CPU.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

some thread


Good

11 months ago.

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


Poor

15 days 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

3 years ago.

bello e bravo


Average

2 years ago.

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


Poor

11 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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