Intel Core i5-6400 vs Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-6400 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
Intel Core i5 Family Intel Xeon E3
Intel Core i 6000 CPU group Intel Xeon E3 v3
6 Generation 4
Skylake S Architecture Haswell S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
Intel Core i5-7400 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

4 Cores 4
4 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.70 GHz Frequency 3.40 GHz
3.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.80 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.80 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU no iGPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo)
9 GPU Generation
14 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
24 Execution units
192 Shader
64 GB Max. GPU Memory
12 DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1600, DDR4-2133 Memory DDR3-1600
64 GB Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 2
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC Yes
L2 Cache
6.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

65 W TDP (PL1) 80 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

14 nm Technology 22 nm
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 1150
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q3/2015 Release date Q2/2014
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
842 (100%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
4207 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
275 (78%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
353 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1061 (63%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1683 (100%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
841 (95%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
888 (100%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2706 (80%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
3371 (100%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
359 (95%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
379 (100%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1360 (70%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1952 (100%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
--
0 (0%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
6869 (70%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
9833 (100%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
730 (100%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2254 (100%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
140 (95%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
148 (100%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
497 (67%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
742 (100%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
3502 (99%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
3554 (100%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
10070 (75%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
13480 (100%)
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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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1.68 (98%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1.72 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
5.42 (68%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
7.93 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

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 i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
36.2 (100%)
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



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