CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6400 vs 4590 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4590 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4590  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 6400

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 6400

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 237.31 fps vs 164.04 fps Around 45% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2015 vs May, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 4590

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Much better performance per dollar 4.34 pt/$ vs 0.98 pt/$ Around 4.5x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 10.33 pt/W vs 2.82 pt/W Around 3.8x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,113 vs 1,832 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6400 vs 4590

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6400
24.49 mHash/s
Core i5 4590
7.1 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6400
19.56 mPixels/s
Core i5 4590
11.55 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6400
1.35 fps
Core i5 4590
1.42 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6400
3,989.5
Core i5 4590
10,601

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6400
2,428.5
Core i5 4590
3,345

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6400
155.25 MB/s
Core i5 4590
4,650,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6400  vs
4590 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i5 6400  vs
4590 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 72.72°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz 1,150 MHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 84W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 2.82 pt/W 10.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 68.25W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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