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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,508 user samples
10,127 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 64th / 1404
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 101%
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
19,381 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 124th / 1404
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.3 % Faster effective speed.
87.9 %
Avg. Memory Latency
81.3 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
74.8 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
173 Pts Faster single-core speed.
152 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
330 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
297 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
618 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
544 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
973 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
836 Pts
OC Memory Latency
91.7 Pts +4% 87.8 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
182 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
164 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
353 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
328 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
672 Pts +5% 643 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
1035 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
945 Pts
Market Share
Based on 60,338,078 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.42 % +2% 0.41 %
Value For Money
110 % +1% 109 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % Much more popular.
58 %
Price (score)
$183 $129 Cheaper.
14 Months Much more recent.
22+ Months
OC Multi Core Speed
1220 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
1144 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1186 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
1022 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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2023 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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