Intel Pentium E5400: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2009
Performance 0.93

Summary

Intel started Intel Pentium E5400 sales on January 2009 at a recommended price of $55. This is Wolfdale architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA775 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

0.93%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Pentium E5400 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2444
Value for money8.46
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameWolfdale (2008−2010)
Release dateJanuary 2009 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$55of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$8.86 (0.2x MSRP)of 18995 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Threads2
Base clock speed2.7 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed2.7 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache2 MB (shared)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size82 mm2
Maximum core temperature74 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors228 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range0.85V-1.3625V

Compatibility

Information on Pentium E5400 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketLGA775
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Pentium E5400. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Demand Based Switching-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-
EDB+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d-

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium E5400's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR1, DDR2, DDR3of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium E5400. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Pentium E5400 0.93
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  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Pentium E5400 938

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Pentium E5400 319

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Pentium E5400 557

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Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium E5400 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium E5400 from AMD is Athlon 64 FX-62, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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