IntelBX8071512400F
AMD100-100000071BOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 709,325 user samples
287 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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709,038 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 116th / 1337
Gaming
Gaming 84%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 88%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.5 % Faster effective speed.
+14%
84.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82 Pts +5% 78.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+30%
129 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
323 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+27%
255 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
596 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
486 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
976 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+9%
898 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.5 Pts +4% 88.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+33%
135 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
353 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+31%
269 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
670 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
524 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1060 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+8%
984 Pts
Market Share
Based on 50,017,882 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 2.37 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,723%
Value
Value For Money
108 % Much better value.
+34%
80.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % More popular.
+10%
89 %
Price
Price (score)
$184 Much cheaper.
+44%
$330
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
30 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+44%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1295 Pts 1552 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+20%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1233 Pts 1444 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+17%
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen2
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 3700X is a $320 USD 8-core, 16-thread mid-range Ryzen 3000 series CPU. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a half decent cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is still quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The heavily hyped 3700X, paired with a 2060S, offers real world gaming performance comparable to the $80 USD entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X offers reasonable value to full time media encoders but general desktop users, gamers and even streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The 3700X severely bottlenecks a 2070S: gamers should investigate the 9600K, which is both cheaper and faster[Jul '19 CPUPro]

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