Average Bench: 56.5% (205th of 1182)

Based on 94,233 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF00010676 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 42%Average: 56.5% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-7400 averaged 43.5% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 192Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7400 is 21.7%. 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 361Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 357Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 94,233 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.5 1-Core 97.9 107
144 2-Core 192 210
68.4% 145 Pts
Min Avg Max
247 4-Core 350 402
267 8-Core 357 403
48.2% 354 Pts
Min Avg Max
280 64-Core 361 405
24.2% 361 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 104
2-Core 206
73% 155 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 388
53% 386 Pts
64-Core 388
26% 388 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 102
2-Core 202
72% 152 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 371
51% 372 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 195
70% 148 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 316
38% 288 Pts
64-Core 331
22% 331 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,207,839 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Jan '17
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AmazonUS $18414 mins
BHPhotoUS $2057 months
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Typical Core i5-7400 Builds (Compare 8,787 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $629

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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 2 years ago.

Poor

2 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Perfectly reliable. So speedy that my GTX 1050 bottlenecked it.


Good

1 month ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

definitely not enough value for money against ryzen 5


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

10 days ago.

its an i5 and it has intel turbo boost


Poor

1 month ago.

It's better than 4460 although 4400 cooling is good


Good

1 month ago.

i love it because i have it lel.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

It's not that expensive, and it's doing its job well! Sure the i5 6600k may be better. But more expensive. so if you are trying to save money but don't want a pc that can't do anything, buy this processor. (Or anything else, i just prefer this,)


Poor

6 months ago.

bought with a gtx1070 and is not really compatible


Terrible

16 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

17 months ago.

expensive..... but it does the job


Excellent

11 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

24 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

18 months ago.

motherboard in-compatibility.


Terrible

2 years ago.

some thread


Excellent

2 years ago.

bello e bravo


Average

19 months ago.

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


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