Real World Speed
Performance profile from 31,360 user samples
31,360 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: 64th / 1404
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 101%
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.3 % 106 % Slightly faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
82 Pts 83.7 Pts +2%
Avg. Single Core Speed
173 Pts 182 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Speed
329 Pts 358 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Speed
615 Pts 687 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Speed
972 Pts 1,165 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
91.3 Pts 92.8 Pts +2%
OC Single Core Speed
182 Pts 193 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Speed
352 Pts 381 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Speed
672 Pts 748 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Speed
1024 Pts 1,264 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 60,292,793 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % +2% 96.2 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.1 % Higher market share.
0.99 %
Price (score)
$158 Much cheaper.
268 USD
Value For Money
115 % +3% 112 %
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
94.2 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 10.4 cores Much higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
10 nm 9.78 nm +2%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 3.37 GHz Much faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz 4.84 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
OC Multi Core Speed
1224 Pts 1,965 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1186 Pts 1,842 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
14 Months Much more recent.
20.4 Months
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake   —
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700   —
Integrated Graphics
None   —

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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2023 CPU Rankings.

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]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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