Average Bench: 72.1% (283rd of 1316)

Based on 225,231 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF00010676 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-7400 averaged 27.9% 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 83.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 98.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7400 is 20.3%. 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 359Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 358Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 225,231 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.7 Memory 83.2 92
78.7 1-Core 98.2 108
154 2-Core 193 209
73.5% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 4-Core 352 399
269 8-Core 358 400
48.5% 355 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 64-Core 359 402
24.1% 359 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 102
2-Core 185
73% 123 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 380
52% 380 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.2
1-Core 90
2-Core 210
70% 124 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 389
54% 392 Pts
64-Core 363
24% 363 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 94.9
2-Core 189
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 346
47% 344 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 66
1-Core 72.7
2-Core 130
54% 89.5 Pts
4-Core 173
8-Core 221
26% 197 Pts
64-Core 234
16% 234 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $190 @ launch in Jan '17
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BHPhotoUS $2052 years
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Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: MSI B250M BAZOOKA (MS-7A70) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $776

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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.

Terrible

3 months ago.

Awful if you are trying to do multiple things at once


Average

30 days ago.

its ok with everything but kinda laggy on games u gotta load while playing


Poor

21 days ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

definitely not enough value for money against ryzen 5


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

It's better than 4460 although 4400 cooling is good


Good

14 months ago.

its an i5 and it has intel turbo boost


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

27 days ago.

bought with a gtx1070 and is not really compatible


Poor

9 months ago.

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


Poor

13 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

7 months ago.

expensive..... but it does the job


Poor

22 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

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

some thread


Good

22 months ago.

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


Poor

11 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

4 years ago.

bello e bravo


Average

3 years ago.

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


Poor

22 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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