AMD100-100000025BOX
IntelBX8071512400F

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.9GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.5GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q1 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 190,008 user samples
141,122 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
48,886 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 93rd / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % 98 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
76.3 Pts 81.6 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
141 Pts 172 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
276 Pts 330 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
524 Pts 614 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
922 Pts 974 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
88.8 Pts 91.1 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
148 Pts 182 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
293 Pts 352 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+20%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
572 Pts 673 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1034 Pts +0% 1029 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,075,134 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 1.87 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,017%
Value
Value For Money
87.3 % 126 % Much better value.
+45%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % 97 % Much more popular.
+45%
Price
Price (score)
$275 $110 Much cheaper.
+60%
Age
Newest
59 Months 29 Months Much more recent.
+51%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
105 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+38%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+56%
2.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz +2% 4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1506 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+23%
1220 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1401 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+19%
1178 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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Intel’s Alder Lake i5-12400F offers six hyper-threaded performance cores at an MSRP of just $180 USD. This represents excellent value for consumers and, in particular, gamers. It has a boost frequency of 4.4 GHz, 18 MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 65W. The F-version of the CPU does not have integrated graphics, however this will be of little concern to gamers with discrete GPUs. Whilst Intel’s overclockable i5-12600K has four additional efficiency cores and offers around 12% more performance than the 12400F, it also costs around 50% more. The 12400F offers great value, but to achieve optimal performance the requisite B660 motherboard (which supports 3200+ RAM) is, at least for now, difficult to find at reasonable ($150 USD) prices. AMD’s top value hex-core Ryzen 5 5600X offers similar performance for 50% more money. Despite Intel’s price / performance lead, AMD’s prolific marketers (forums, youtube, reddit etc.) have historically outsold Intel whilst carrying a similar handicap. [Jan '22 CPUPro]

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