IntelBX8071512400F
AMD100-100000065BOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 319,145 user samples
6,294 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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312,851 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4.65 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.9 % 96.6 % +1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.1 Pts 86.9 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
157 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
323 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
305 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
595 Pts +4% 570 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
970 Pts +2% 954 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.6 Pts 94.7 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
165 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
353 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
327 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
672 Pts +5% 642 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1055 Pts +1% 1046 Pts
Market Share
Based on 52,710,946 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.55 % 2.28 % Hugely higher market share.
+315%
Value
Value For Money
112 % Slightly better value.
+6%
106 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
100 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
94 %
Price
Price (score)
$160 Cheaper.
+20%
$200
Age
Newest
4 Months Much more recent.
+78%
18 Months
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
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 3.7 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+48%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz 4.6 GHz +5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1297 Pts 1328 Pts +2%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1227 Pts +1% 1216 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen3
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 Ryzen 5 5600X is both the entry-level and best value for money 5000 series CPU. The 5600X is a hex-core 12 thread processor with a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz boosting to 4.6 GHz. It has 35 MB of cache and a TDP rating of 65W. A cooler is included in the MSRP of $300 USD, but cheap after-market coolers (such as the $20 GAMMAXX 400) are far more effective and therefore worth the upgrade. Notably, AMD’s new Zen 3 architecture has vastly improved single-core performance and lower memory latency, which leads to a significant effective speed advantage over its predecessor, the 3600X. Last year, AMD’s class-leading marketers secured significant sales of the 3000 series CPUs despite a 15% performance deficit against lower priced Intel parts. The games, specific scenes, software/hardware settings and choice of competing hardware were often cherry picked, undisclosed and inconsistent from one product to the next. Now that AMD have actually achieved both top tier performance and market share, their marketing machinery is focused on price hikes. Users that do not wish to pay a marketing premium should investigate Intel’s $175 USD 11400F, which, when paired with a 2060 Super, delivers higher EFps in four out of five of today’s most popular games. Allocating the savings to a higher tier GPU will result in a far superior gaming PC. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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