IntelBX8071512400F
IntelBX8071512100F

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.3GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q1 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 11,324 user samples
8,934 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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2,390 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 73rd / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
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Workstation
Workstation 80%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.1 % +5% 91 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.1 Pts +2% 79.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts +1% 166 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
321 Pts +2% 314 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
586 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
549 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
962 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+14%
847 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.1 Pts +1% 91.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts +2% 175 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
354 Pts +2% 346 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
667 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
619 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1058 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+19%
889 Pts
Market Share
Based on 53,545,067 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.63 % Hugely higher market share.
+133%
0.27 %
Value
Value For Money
109 % 116 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % +4% 97 %
Price
Price (score)
$170 $117 Much cheaper.
+31%
Age
Newest
5 Months 5 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 58 Watts More energy efficient.
+11%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.5 GHz 3.3 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+32%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz +2% 4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1295 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+46%
885 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1220 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+44%
847 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700
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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Gaming is more accessible with the i3-12100F: Intel’s entry level Alder Lake desktop processor. Higher end Alder Lake processors feature a combination of performance and efficiency cores, however, the 12100F contains just four hyper-threaded Golden Cove performance cores. It has a max boost frequency of 4.3 GHz, 12 MB of L3 cache and a 58W TDP. The 12100F is keenly priced at around $130 USD and needs to be paired with a new chipset such as the B660. Only users with discrete GPUs should consider “F” models as they do not have integrated graphics. Whilst a budget PC built around the 12100F represents unbeatable value for money, the 6-core i5-12400F, with 50% stronger multi-core, is a better option for gamers with 3060+ tier GPUs. AMD do not have any CPUs competing in this price segment. Entry level gamers, who cannot find reasonably priced discrete GPUs, could consider the similarly performing Ryzen 5 5600G APU which has integrated RX Vega graphics that are around three times faster than Intel's UHD 730. [Jan '22 CPUPro]

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