Average Bench: 63.6% (194th of 1206)

Based on 120,594 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF00010676 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 49%Average: 63.6% Great: 70%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-7400 averaged 36.3% 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 97.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 192Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7400 is 21.1%. 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 359Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 120,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.8 1-Core 97.7 107
149 2-Core 192 210
68.3% 145 Pts
Min Avg Max
243 4-Core 352 399
271 8-Core 359 400
48.5% 355 Pts
Min Avg Max
276 64-Core 361 403
24.2% 361 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 107
2-Core 211
75% 159 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 399
54% 397 Pts
64-Core 399
27% 399 Pts
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 209
75% 158 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 394
54% 393 Pts
64-Core 403
27% 403 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 204
74% 155 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 392
53% 387 Pts
64-Core 391
26% 391 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 83.9
2-Core 154
57% 119 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 345
44% 330 Pts
64-Core 350
24% 350 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.1
2-Core 141
52% 109 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 327
42% 314 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,103,442 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $190 @ launch in Jan '17
AmazonUS $1826 mins
OutletPCUS $1994 days
BHPhotoUS $20511 months
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Typical Core i5-7400 Builds (Compare 10,232 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI B250M BAZOOKA (MS-7A70) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $618

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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.

Good

1 month ago.

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


Poor

1 day ago.

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


Good

8 days ago.

Very good processor for the release year (2017).


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

definitely not enough value for money against ryzen 5


Good

2 months ago.

its an i5 and it has intel turbo boost


Poor

6 months ago.

It's better than 4460 although 4400 cooling is good


Excellent

2 months ago.

i upgraded from i5 6500 and the boost was awesome


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

3 months 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,)


Good

3 months ago.

bought with a gtx1070 and is not really compatible


Terrible

20 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

21 months ago.

expensive..... but it does the job


Poor

3 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

15 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

3 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

24 months ago.

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


Poor

3 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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