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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.9GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 89,156 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: 90th / 1456
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 101%
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
71,804 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 195th / 1456
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 76%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.2 % Faster effective speed.
84.5 %
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Avg. Memory Latency
80.7 Pts 86.6 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
Avg. Single Core Speed
173 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
119 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
331 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
232 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
621 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
443 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
973 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
722 Pts
OC Memory Latency
90.4 Pts 95.4 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
OC Single Core Speed
182 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
125 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
353 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
247 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
673 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
488 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
1039 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
776 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,097,896 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.42 % 0.57 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
119 % Better value.
105 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % Slightly more popular.
86 %
Price (score)
$138 $126 Slightly cheaper.
29 Months Much more recent.
49 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Manufacturing process
10 nm Newer manufacturing.
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 2.9 GHz Faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz +2% 4.3 GHz
OC Multi Core Speed
1221 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
979 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1176 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
912 Pts
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Comet Lake
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
UHD 730 UHD 630

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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