Intel Core i3-7100 vs Intel Core i5-7400

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Intel Core i3-7100 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-7400
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i5-7400

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Core i3-7100 and the Intel Core i5-7400 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Core i3-7100 2 core processor released in Q1/2017 with the Intel Core i5-7400 which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2017.
Intel Core i3 (205) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Intel Core i 7000 (17) CPU group Intel Core i 7000 (17)
7 Generation 7
Kaby Lake S Architecture Kaby Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i3-6100 Predecessor Intel Core i5-6400
Intel Core i3-8100 Successor Intel Core i5-8400

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-7100 is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.90 GHz. The processor can compute 4 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i5-7400 clocks with 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

Intel Core i3-7100 Characteristic Intel Core i5-7400
2 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.90 GHz Frequency 3.00 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.50 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.30 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i3-7100 Characteristic Intel Core i5-7400
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU Intel HD Graphics 630
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.00 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Compute units 24
192 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU Intel HD Graphics 630
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 64 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Core i3-7100, while the Intel Core i5-7400 supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 38.4 GB/s enabled.

Intel Core i3-7100 Characteristic Intel Core i5-7400
DDR4-2400, DDR3-1600 Memory DDR4-2400
64 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
38.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i3-7100 has a TDP of 51 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i5-7400 is 65 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Core i3-7100 Characteristic Intel Core i5-7400
51 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-7100 has 3.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 14 nm. The cache of Intel Core i5-7400 is at 6.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core i3-7100 Characteristic Intel Core i5-7400
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1151 Socket LGA 1151
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2017 Release date Q1/2017
-- Release price 220 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-7100 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7400 (94%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-7100 (75%)
Intel Core i5-7400 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
973 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
884 (91%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
2076 (74%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2803 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1225 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1175 (96%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
2436 (73%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3346 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.10 GHz
422 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.00 GHz
384 (91%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
4360 (79%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
5510 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
375 (98%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
384 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1104 (76%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1444 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
168 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
149 (89%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
425 (75%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
564 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
925 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3359 (100%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-7400 Intel Core i5-7400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
623.6 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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