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 264,474 user samples
285 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1337
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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264,189 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1337
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.5 % 97.2 % +1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.9 Pts 87.3 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
158 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
323 Pts +5% 308 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
596 Pts +4% 575 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
976 Pts +2% 960 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.5 Pts 94.9 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
167 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
353 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+7%
329 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
670 Pts +5% 639 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts +1% 1048 Pts
Market Share
Based on 50,016,208 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 2.82 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,250%
Value
Value For Money
108 % Slightly better value.
+9%
99 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
93 %
Price
Price (score)
$184 Cheaper.
+29%
$260
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
14 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
1295 Pts 1339 Pts +3%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1232 Pts +0% 1227 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 ($120 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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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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Intel Core i5-12600K $295Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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