Intel Core i5-6400 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-6400 has 4 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 6. gen of the Intel Core i5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1151 socket and was released in Q3/2015.
Intel Core i5-6400

CPU lineageCPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i5-6400. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i5-6400.

Name: Intel Core i5-6400
Family: Intel Core i5
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 6
Predecessor: --
Successor: Intel Core i5-7400

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i5-6400 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 3.00 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-6400 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 530
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.15 GHz
Execution units: 24
Shader: 192
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q3/2015

Hardware codec supportHardware 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.

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR3-1600
DDR4-2133
Max. Memory: 64 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical detailsTechnical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i5-6400 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1151
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 6.00 MB
Architecture: Skylake S
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q3/2015
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-6400 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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 Pentium Silver N6000 Intel Pentium Silver N6000
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
279
Intel Pentium Silver N6005 Intel Pentium Silver N6005
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
279
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
277
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
275
Intel Core i5-3570K Intel Core i5-3570K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
275
Intel Core i5-L16G7 Intel Core i5-L16G7
5C 5T @ 3.00 GHz
272
Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
271
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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 i3-7300 Intel Core i3-7300
2C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
1084
AMD FX-8320 AMD FX-8320
8C 8T @ 3.75 GHz
1082
Intel Core i3-1115G4 Intel Core i3-1115G4
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1064
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
1061
Intel Core i5-3570K Intel Core i5-3570K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
1041
AMD FX-6350 AMD FX-6350
6C 6T @ 4.20 GHz
1038
Intel Pentium Gold 7505 Intel Pentium Gold 7505
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1026
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
846
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
845
AMD Athlon 300GE AMD Athlon 300GE
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
843
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
841
Intel Core i7-4850HQ Intel Core i7-4850HQ
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
841
Intel Core i7-4900MQ Intel Core i7-4900MQ
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
841
AMD Ryzen 3 5125C AMD Ryzen 3 5125C
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
839
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i7-4700HQ Intel Core i7-4700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2735
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
2731
Intel Core i5-7500T Intel Core i5-7500T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2718
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
2706
Intel Core i3-8100T Intel Core i3-8100T
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2700
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
8C 8T @ 2.42 GHz
2698
Intel Core i7-4701EQ Intel Core i7-4701EQ
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2698
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
365
Intel Core i7-7700HQ Intel Core i7-7700HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
362
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
361
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
359
Intel Core i5-7300HQ Intel Core i5-7300HQ
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
359
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 AMD Ryzen 5 1400
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
357
Intel Core i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
357
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



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 i7-4712MQ Intel Core i7-4712MQ
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1374
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1372
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1369
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1360
Intel Core i5-3470 Intel Core i5-3470
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1350
AMD FX-8320 AMD FX-8320
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1350
Intel Core i5-7300HQ Intel Core i5-7300HQ
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1348
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
AMD RX-416GD AMD RX-416GD
AMD Radeon R6 (Merlin Falcon) @ 0.58 GHz
440
Intel Core i7-4940MX Intel Core i7-4940MX
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.35 GHz
432
Intel Core i7-4930MX Intel Core i7-4930MX
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.35 GHz
432
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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 i7-990X Intel Core i7-990X
6C 12T @ 3.46 GHz
6945
Intel Xeon E5-2609 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2609 v4
8C 8T @ 1.70 GHz
6925
Intel Xeon Bronze 3106 Intel Xeon Bronze 3106
8C 8T @ 1.70 GHz
6889
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
6869
Intel Core i5-4590S Intel Core i5-4590S
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
6868
AMD FX-8140 AMD FX-8140
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
6845
Intel Pentium Gold G7400 Intel Pentium Gold G7400
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
6841
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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 i5-6300HQ Intel Core i5-6300HQ
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
720.4
Intel Core i7-4712MQ Intel Core i7-4712MQ
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
722.5
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
723.7
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
730
Intel Core i5-7300HQ Intel Core i5-7300HQ
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
740.7
Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i7-2600K
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
741.6
Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
764.2
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



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 i5-7500 Intel Core i5-7500
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
2360
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2341
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
2310
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
2254
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2219
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2216
Intel Core i5-4570 Intel Core i5-4570
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2210
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



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 i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
141
Intel Core i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
141
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
141
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
140
Intel Xeon Gold 5118 Intel Xeon Gold 5118
12C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
140
Intel Core i5-6267U Intel Core i5-6267U
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
140
Intel Core i5-6440EQ Intel Core i5-6440EQ
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
140
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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 i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
505
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
505
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
501
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
497
Intel Core i5-4570 Intel Core i5-4570
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
491
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
480
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U AMD Ryzen 3 2300U
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
480
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-5750HQ Intel Core i7-5750HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
3512
Intel Core i5-4670 Intel Core i5-4670
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3504
Intel Core i5-4670K Intel Core i5-4670K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3504
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3502
Intel Core i7-7Y75 Intel Core i7-7Y75
2C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3487
Intel Xeon E5-2687W v2 Intel Xeon E5-2687W v2
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
3486
Intel Core i3-7100T Intel Core i3-7100T
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
3482
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i5-3570 Intel Core i5-3570
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
10165
Intel Core i5-4460 Intel Core i5-4460
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
10114
Intel Core i5-4590S Intel Core i5-4590S
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
10114
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
10070
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Intel Core i5-6300HQ
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
9985
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
9970
Intel Core i5-4570S Intel Core i5-4570S
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
9807
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-6287U Intel Core i5-6287U
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1.69
Intel Core i7-7500U Intel Core i7-7500U
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1.69
Intel Pentium G4500 Intel Pentium G4500
2C 2T @ 3.50 GHz
1.69
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1.68
Intel Pentium Gold G5500T Intel Pentium Gold G5500T
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
1.68
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
1.68
Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4
18C 36T @ 3.30 GHz
1.68
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.

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T AMD Phenom II X6 1075T
6C 6T @ 3.50 GHz
5.5
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U AMD Ryzen 3 2300U
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
5.5
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
5.5
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
5.42
Intel Core i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
5.42
Intel Core i3-7320 Intel Core i3-7320
2C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
5.41
Intel Core i5-4590S Intel Core i5-4590S
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
5.4
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
36.2
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
36.2
Intel Core i5-6600T Intel Core i5-6600T
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
36.2
Intel Core i5-6400 Intel Core i5-6400
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
36.2
Intel Core i7-4770R Intel Core i7-4770R
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 @ 1.35 GHz
36.1
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
Intel HD Graphics 610 @ 0.95 GHz
35.8
Intel Core i7-6785R Intel Core i7-6785R
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 @ 1.15 GHz
35.8
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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