IntelBX8070811400
IntelBX8071512400F

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.6GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 73,345 user samples
24,459 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 124th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
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: 95th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.2 % 98 % +4%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
86.1 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
81.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
147 Pts 172 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
288 Pts 330 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+15%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
550 Pts 614 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
852 Pts 974 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+14%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.6 Pts +4% 91.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
153 Pts 182 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
303 Pts 352 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
589 Pts 673 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
914 Pts 1029 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+13%
Market Share
Based on 68,279,912 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.37 % 2.09 % Hugely higher market share.
+465%
Value
Value For Money
120 % 126 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
89 % 96 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$117 $110 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
39 Months 30 Months More recent.
+23%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.6 GHz +4% 2.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1110 Pts 1220 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1049 Pts 1178 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+12%
Series
CPU Architecture
Rocket Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 730 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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