IntelBX8071512400F
AMD100-100000059WOF

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

16 Cores, 32 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 70,270 user samples
6,342 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
63,928 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 127%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.8 % 101 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.9 Pts 86.7 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts +4% 161 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
323 Pts +1% 320 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
595 Pts 619 Pts +4%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
973 Pts 1207 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+24%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.2 Pts 95.1 Pts +4%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts +3% 173 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
352 Pts +3% 343 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
668 Pts +0% 666 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1058 Pts 1307 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 52,786,160 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.56 % Higher market share.
+12%
0.5 %
Value
Value For Money
112 % Much better value.
+36%
82 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
100 % Much more popular.
+45%
69 %
Price
Price (score)
$160 Much cheaper.
+73%
$599
Age
Newest
4 Months Much more recent.
+78%
18 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+38%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 16 cores Hugely higher core count.
+167%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 32 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 3.4 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+36%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz 4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+11%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1295 Pts 3452 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+167%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1227 Pts 2988 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+144%
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 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 9 5950X is an impressive workhorse. It sits at the top of AMD’s latest Zen 3 based, 5000 series of CPUs and sends a clear message that AMD can beat Intel in terms of raw performance and core count. The 5950X has a boost clock speed of up to 4.9 GHz, a massive 72 MB cache and a TDP rating of 105W. Despite the clear “gaming” focus of AMD’s 5000 series launch marketing, the 5950X does not efficiently leverage all its 16 cores in gaming (as demonstrated by similar effective speed scores compared to the 12-core 5900X, 8-core 5800X and 6-core 5600X.) 16 cores are only suitable for professional use cases that have CPU processing needs which cannot be more efficiently met by a GPU or other dedicated hardware. There is no Intel equivalent with this number of cores, and the 5950X’s uniqueness is reflected in its $799 USD price tag, 45% more expensive than the 5900X. Gamers will get far higher FPS per dollar by allocating a higher proportion of their budget towards a better GPU rather than blowing $799 USD on the 5950X. Professional users that plan to use 32 concurrent threads at 100% load will find value in the 5950X. On the other hand, workstation users that rarely exceed 20 concurrent threads at 100% should consider the 10850K for around half the money. [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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