Average Bench: 71.2% (272nd of 1276)

Based on 174,675 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF00010676 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 56%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 82.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 97.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7400 is 24.1%. 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 354Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 351Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 174,675 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.3 Memory 82.9 92.3
81 1-Core 97.5 107
146 2-Core 190 209
72.9% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
219 4-Core 344 397
259 8-Core 351 397
47.4% 347 Pts
Min Avg Max
267 64-Core 354 403
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 90.8
1-Core 102
2-Core 204
78% 132 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 375
51% 376 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.1
1-Core 102
2-Core 205
76% 131 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 378
52% 378 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.5
1-Core 93
2-Core 203
73% 126 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 346
51% 365 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 101
2-Core 198
74% 127 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 371
50% 368 Pts
64-Core 368
25% 368 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 100
2-Core 166
68% 114 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 329
48% 345 Pts
64-Core 377
25% 377 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,489,076 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $190 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i5-7400 Builds (Compare 4,743 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: 57% - Above average Total price: $661

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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 4 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

11 days ago.

the first flagship CPU i ever had and it has done me very well but with the games i play it is time for an upgrade to the i7-7700k we will se how well that does


Excellent

12 days ago.

Awful if you are trying to do multiple things at once


Good

23 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

definitely not enough value for money against ryzen 5


Good

17 days ago.

It's better than 4460 although 4400 cooling is good


Good

7 months ago.

its an i5 and it has intel turbo boost


Excellent

3 days ago.

i upgraded from i5 6500 and the boost was awesome


Excellent

21 days ago.

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


Average

1 month ago.

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


Good

1 day ago.

bought with a gtx1070 and is not really compatible


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Poor

7 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

1 month ago.

expensive..... but it does the job


Poor

15 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.


Poor

8 days 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

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

some thread


Good

15 months ago.

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


Poor

4 months 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

15 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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