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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 31,720 user samples
17,352 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 84th / 1439
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 101%
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
14,368 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 1439
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.2 % Faster effective speed.
86.1 %
Avg. Memory Latency
80.7 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
74.7 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
173 Pts Faster single-core speed.
153 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
331 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
291 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
621 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
524 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
973 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
850 Pts
OC Memory Latency
90.4 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
84.5 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
182 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
163 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
353 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
322 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
673 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
636 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
1039 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
984 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,340,477 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.39 % 0.51 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
114 % Slightly better value.
105 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % Much more popular.
58 %
Price (score)
$159 $136 Cheaper.
25 Months More recent.
33+ Months
OC Multi Core Speed
1221 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
1135 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1176 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
1021 Pts

I originally wanted an i5-12600 but unfortunately, it was not available so I settled for a 12400. It's really affordable and the performance is great. [Nov '22 arvinjason]


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