Core_i5-6400_2.7GHz
Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz

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Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Performance Specification
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Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i5-6400 2.7GHz is a Performance CPU based on the 14nm, Skylake MicroArchitecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 2.7GHz, which may go up to 3.3GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost 2.0 and Virtualization are activated.


The processor integrates powerful Graphics called HD i5 6400, with 24 Execution Units, initially clocked at 350MHz and that go up to 950MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 65W.


Its performance is very good and sufficient for any of today's games.


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01-Sep-2015
Core i5-6400 2.7GHz vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Would this bottleneck a 390x?

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Can i run PUBG with my i5-6400 and gtx 1050 2gb oc ? And If i upgrade to gtx 1060 6gb ir will not bottleneck ar run better?

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While the game is still poorly optimized at this moment, you probably could still play it with the GTX 1050 with medium settings and get 30/40+ fps. Upgrading to the GTX 1060 6gb would probably get you 50-70 fps on medium to high settings.

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will Rx 460 2GB work with this?? I mean will there be bottleneck?

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No, there wont be any bottleneck at all :)

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Thnx m8

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No bottleneck

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Is this CPU bettter or the i5-4460 when paired with gtx 1060?

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The Core i5-4460 is slightly better than this.

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Nope
i5 4460 with all cores is 3.2Ghz and i5 6400 is 3.1Ghz and with its 5-10% more IPC and DDR4 its around 5% faster

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Based on this i5-6400 is slightly better in multithreaded games/applications while i5-4460 excels in singlethreaded games/applications.

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The I5 4460 is good but I5 6400 wins with the ddr4 ram ;)

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and 14mm architecture

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I have bottleneck on GTA V with this CPU and 980 ti i get 60% GPU usage and drops to 40% when driving fast and the CPU is 100% every time. Is there any software fix to stop background windows tasks and have more headroom for my games.

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On 1440p GPU is 80-85% usage and 4k it's 100% but i don't have 4k monitor

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Theres something called DSR :/

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In fullscreen game my monitor put one big black bar on the left side so i have to play them windowed or borderless and this with DSR will show me 1/5 from the 4k rendered game I've tested 4k with my 1080p TV so i already know DSR but thx for the reply :D

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Hi. i am not expert to this stuff so please help me, i bought this CPU and i have gtx 1060, will this be sufficient to play modern games??? Thanks in advance.

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can someone please answer?

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I think it'll be more than adequate ;)

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thanks! will my i5 6400 not bottleneck my gtx 1060?

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It will be fine. Enjoy your build

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How simple is this thing to OC? And with which program should I do it? Thinking of something modest like 10% OC :)


Oh, and also, which is the best possible GPU that wouldn't get bottlenecked by this CPU?

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On MSI Motherboard you can OC this thing to 4,2 GhZ and the best GPU that won't be bottlenecked is GTX 1070 (i think) / GTX 1060 and RX 480

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Will this bottleneck a GTX 1070 or 1080?

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A small bottleneck.

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Hi. I lately bought a new pc which I will be verifying it lately. I was worried that my CPU is going to be bottlenecking my GPU.


Specs: i5-6400 2.7ghz MSI Gtx 960 4GB Gaming.

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It wont bottleneck dont worry this i5 is plenty powerfull for a 960

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thanks a bunch :D

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Which is better this or i5 3550

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They should be on pair but this one should surpass i5 3550 with some OC.

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But it doesn't have unlocked multiplier :( then how to oc :)

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You can oc base clock for more info go to youtube

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Thanks bro :)

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