Real World Speed
Performance profile from 48,886 user samples
48,886 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 86th / 1439
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98 % 106 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.6 Pts 83 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
172 Pts 185 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
330 Pts 362 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
614 Pts 694 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
974 Pts 1,178 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+21%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.1 Pts 92.3 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
182 Pts 195 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
352 Pts 386 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
673 Pts 754 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1029 Pts 1,279 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 67,379,892 CPUs tested
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % +2% 96.8 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.78 % Hugely higher market share.
+87%
0.95 %
Price
Price (score)
$146 Much cheaper.
+60%
233 USD
Value
Value For Money
117 % +2% 115 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+50%
97.6 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 10.4 cores Much higher core count.
+74%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16.9 threads Much higher thread count.
+41%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 9.78 nm +2%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 3.37 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+35%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz 4.86 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1220 Pts 2,018 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+65%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1178 Pts 1,890 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+60%
Age
Newest
26 Months More recent.
+10%
28.7 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
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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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 i5-13600K $269Nvidia RTX 4060 $295Crucial MX500 250GB $31
Intel Core i5-12400F $146Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $373Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12600K $179Nvidia RTX 4070 $530Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $45SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $28Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $44SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $95G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $346SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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