Average Bench: 63.8% (185th of 1196)

Based on 108,829 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF00010676 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 50%Average: 63.8% Great: 71%
Gaming 64%
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-7400 averaged 36.1% 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.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 193Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7400 is 20.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-7400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 363Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 360Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 108,829 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.8 1-Core 98.4 107
154 2-Core 193 210
68.6% 146 Pts
Min Avg Max
245 4-Core 352 402
268 8-Core 360 401
48.6% 356 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 64-Core 363 404
24.4% 363 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 105
2-Core 207
73% 156 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 393
54% 393 Pts
64-Core 391
26% 391 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99.4
2-Core 195
69% 147 Pts
4-Core 296
8-Core 359
44% 328 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 96.7
2-Core 197
69% 147 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 275
35% 261 Pts
64-Core 276
18% 276 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 3.8
2-Core 46.2
10% 25 Pts
4-Core 56.1
8-Core 19.6
6% 37.8 Pts
64-Core 15.3
1% 15.3 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,858,256 CPUs tested.


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Typical Core i5-7400 Builds (Compare 9,381 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 52%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: MSI B250M BAZOOKA (MS-7A70) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $660

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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)


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


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
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No


Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes


Kaby Lake 7th generation Kaby Lake Core i5 processor...

Added 2 years ago.


3 days ago.

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


1 month ago.

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


12 days ago.

Very good processor for the release year (2017).


16 days ago.

good CPU


4 days ago.

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


3 months ago.

definitely not enough value for money against ryzen 5


8 days ago.

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


16 days ago.

its an i5 and it has intel turbo boost


3 months ago.

It's better than 4460 although 4400 cooling is good


27 days ago.

i love it because i have it lel.


24 days 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,)


6 months ago.

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


23 days ago.

bought with a gtx1070 and is not really compatible


18 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.


19 months ago.

expensive..... but it does the job


1 month 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.


13 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

The worst i5 7th gen CPU.


2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


20 months ago.

motherboard in-compatibility.


2 years ago.

some thread


1 month ago.

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


2 years ago.

bello e bravo


22 months ago.

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


1 month 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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