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Core i7-6700 vs Core i5-6400

Core i7-6700 vs Core i5-6400: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

FPS Winner

Intel Core i7-6700

3.4 GHz | 4-core

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Intel Boxed Core I7-6700 FC-LGA14C 3.40 GHz 8 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I76700

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Intel Core i5-6400

2.7 GHz | 4-core

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Intel Boxed Core I5-6400 FC-LGA14C 2.70 Ghz 6 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I56400

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FPS Winner

Intel Core i7-6700

3.4 GHz | 4-core

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Intel Boxed Core I7-6700 FC-LGA14C 3.40 GHz 8 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I76700

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Intel Core i5-6400

2.7 GHz | 4-core

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Intel Boxed Core I5-6400 FC-LGA14C 2.70 Ghz 6 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I56400

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Key Differences

In short — Core i7-6700 outperforms the cheaper Core i5-6400 on the selected game parameters. However, the worse performing Core i5-6400 is a better bang for your buck. The better performing Core i7-6700 is 1 days older than the cheaper Core i5-6400.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-6700

  • Performs up to 7% better in Apex Legends than Core i5-6400 - 261 vs 244 FPS

  • Can execute more multi-threaded tasks simultaneously than Intel Core i5-6400 - 8 vs 4 threads

Advantages of Intel Core i5-6400

  • Up to 45% cheaper than Core i7-6700 - $172.59 vs $315.0

  • Up to 41% better value when playing Apex Legends than Core i7-6700 - $0.71 vs $1.21 per FPS

Apex Legends
Apex Legends

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

Intel Core i7-6700 Logo
Core i7-6700

Desktop • Jul 1st, 2015


FPS

261

100%

Value, $/FPS

$1.21/FPS

30%

Price, $

$315

54%

FPS Winner

Intel Boxed Core I7-6700 FC-LGA14C 3.40 GHz 8 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I76700

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Updated 22 minutes ago

Intel Core i5-6400 Logo
Core i5-6400

Desktop • Jul 2nd, 2015


FPS

244

93%

Value, $/FPS

$0.71/FPS

100%

Price, $

$172.59

100%

Value Winner

Intel Boxed Core I5-6400 FC-LGA14C 2.70 Ghz 6 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I56400

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FPS in TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

Intel Core i7-6700 Logo
Core i7-6700

Desktop • Jul 1st, 2015

Intel Core i5-6400 Logo
Core i5-6400

Desktop • Jul 2nd, 2015

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

Intel Core i7-6700 Logo
Core i7-6700

Desktop • Jul 1st, 2015


Single-Core

972

100%

Multi-Core

3746

100%

Intel Core i5-6400 Logo
Core i5-6400

Desktop • Jul 2nd, 2015


Single-Core

830

83%

Multi-Core

2664

59%

Intel Core i7-6700 Logo

Intel Core i7-6700

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Intel Core i5-6400

Jul 1st, 2015Release Date
Jul 2nd, 2015
Core i7CollectionCore i5
SkylakeCodenameSkylake
Intel Socket 1151SocketIntel Socket 1151
Desktop
Segment
Desktop
4Cores4
8
Threads4
3.4 GHz
Base Clock Speed2.7 GHz
4.0 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed3.3 GHz
65 WTDP65 W
14 nmProcess Size14 nm
34.0x
Multiplier27.0x
HD Graphics 530Integrated GraphicsHD Graphics 530
NoOverclockableNo

Builds Using Core i7-6700 or Core i5-6400

Apex Legends, 1080p, High

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