IntelBX8071512400F
AMD100-100000025BOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.9GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 88,185 user samples
14,475 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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73,710 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 131st / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 85%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
84.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.4 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+10%
74.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
175 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
139 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
334 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
271 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
616 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
513 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
978 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+7%
913 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.5 Pts +4% 87.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
185 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
150 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
362 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+22%
296 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
680 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
568 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1041 Pts +1% 1031 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,527,415 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.87 % Hugely higher market share.
+278%
0.23 %
Value
Value For Money
112 % Better value.
+29%
87.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
100 % Much more popular.
+49%
67 %
Price
Price (score)
$170 Much cheaper.
+33%
$254
Age
Newest
8 Months Much more recent.
+79%
38 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+38%
105 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 3.9 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+56%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz 4.5 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1240 Pts 1512 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+22%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1196 Pts 1394 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 ($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 7 3800X is an 8-core, 16-thread high end desktop Zen 2 processor, built on AMD’s seminal 7nm manufacturing process. It has a boost clock speed of 4.5 GHz, overtaking the previous Zen+ flagship, the Ryzen 7 2700X, by 200 MHz and around 16% in terms of effective speed. The 3800X is available at launch for $399 USD alongside four other new Zen 2 processors, including the similarly specified Ryzen 7 3700X. The main differences between the 3800X and 3700X being an extra 100 MHz of boost clock frequency on the 3800X and extra TDP headroom (105W for the 3800X versus 65W for the 3700X) for a $70 USD premium. The 21% higher release price translates to just a 2% higher effective speed over the 3700X. The 3800X is in direct competition with Intel’s i7-9700K, benchmarks show that, when overclocked, the 3800X is 10% worse for gaming but 30% faster for 64-core processing. The 3800X is also 15% ($50 USD) more expensive than the i7-9700K. Additionally, the 3800X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. Like the other third generation Ryzen processors, the 3800X is compatible with the new PCIe 4.0 enabled X570 chipset as well as the 400 and 300 series motherboards. At $380 USD, the 3800X offers reasonable value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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