IntelBX8071512400F
AMDYD150XBBAEBOX

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 118,924 user samples
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
70,038 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 482nd / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98 % Much faster effective speed.
+48%
66.4 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.6 Pts Lower memory latency.
+14%
71.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
172 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+67%
103 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
330 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+72%
192 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
614 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+87%
329 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
974 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+94%
503 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.1 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+15%
79.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
182 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+60%
114 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
352 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+59%
222 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
673 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+77%
381 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1029 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+79%
574 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,236,418 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.04 % Insanely higher market share.
+6,700%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
126 % Much better value.
+52%
83.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % Much more popular.
+57%
61 %
Price
Price (score)
$110 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
$121
Age
Newest
30 Months Much more recent.
+66%
87 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 3.5 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+40%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
3.7 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1220 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+109%
584 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1178 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+126%
521 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 AM4
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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The quad core and octa threaded Ryzen 1500X is a sub-$200 chip based on AMD's latest Zen architecture. It is released this month as part of the Ryzen 5 launch – a mid-market range specced out to challenge Intel's i5 series and yield considerably better multi-threaded performance at budget prices. Comparing the i5-7600K shows that the 7600K is 20% faster for single and quad core workloads but looses by 20% for multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 5 line-up also includes the 6 core 12 threaded 1600X. By comparison, the 1500X is 24% less expensive, comes with a Wraith Spire cooler and impressively yields very similar single and quad core performance, but multi-core performance lags 50% behind the 1600X. Both chips can be overclocked, but out the box, the base and boost clock speeds are 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1500X and 3.6GHz and 4.0GHz for the 1600X. The 1500X is a very reasonable CPU for the money, which thanks to AMD's recent IPC improvements, punches far above its weight for multi-threaded performance by Intel's standards. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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