Intel Core i5-2500k vs. Intel Core i5-6400

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-6400
3.30 GHzFrequency2.70 GHz
3.70 GHzTurbo (1 Core)3.30 GHz
3.70 GHzTurbo (All Cores)3.00 GHz
4Cores4
NoHyperthreadingNo
YesOverclocking ?No
6 MBCache6 MB
Intel HD Graphics 3000GPUIntel HD Graphics 530
0.85 GHzGPU frequency0.35 GHz
1.10 GHzGPU (Turbo)1.15 GHz
6GPU Generation9
10.1DirectX Version12.0
3Max. displays3
Execution units24
NoCodec h264Decode/Encode
NoCodec JPEGDecode/Encode
NoCodec h265 8bitDecode/Encode
NoCodec h265 10bitNo
NoCodec VP8Decode/Encode
NoCodec VP9Decode
NoCodec VC-1Decode
NoCodec AVCDecode/Encode
Sandy BridgeArchitectureSkylake
DDR3-1333MemoryDDR3-1600, DDR4-2133
2Memory channels2
NoECCNo
PCIe version3.0
PCIe lanes16
32nmTechnology14nm
LGA 1155SocketLGA 1151
95WTDP65W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q1/2011Release dateQ3/2015
ca. 165 $Market price


Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1.54 (92%)
Intel Core i5-6400Intel Core i5-6400
4x 2.70 GHz (3.30 GHz)
1.68 (100%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
5.42 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6400Intel Core i5-6400
4x 2.70 GHz (3.30 GHz)
5.42 (100%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
22.4 (62%)
Intel Core i5-6400Intel Core i5-6400
4x 2.70 GHz (3.30 GHz)
36.2 (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 i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
127 (91%)
Intel Core i5-6400Intel Core i5-6400
4x 2.70 GHz (3.30 GHz)
140 (100%)



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 i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
461 (93%)
Intel Core i5-6400Intel Core i5-6400
4x 2.70 GHz (3.30 GHz)
497 (100%)




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 i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
6405 (93%)
Intel Core i5-6400Intel Core i5-6400
4x 2.70 GHz (3.30 GHz)
6869 (100%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
3158 (90%)
Intel Core i5-6400Intel Core i5-6400
4x 2.70 GHz (3.30 GHz)
3502 (100%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
9970 (99%)
Intel Core i5-6400Intel Core i5-6400
4x 2.70 GHz (3.30 GHz)
10070 (100%)



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