Intel
$370
IntelBX8071512400F
 $370 

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.4GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q1 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 55,046 user samples
40,571 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 44% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 44% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 454th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
65.2 % 98 % Much faster effective speed.
+50%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.6 Pts 81.4 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
83.9 Pts 175 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+109%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
159 Pts 334 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+110%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
278 Pts 616 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+122%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
403 Pts 978 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+143%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
90.9 Pts 91.5 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
96 Pts 185 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+93%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
187 Pts 362 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+94%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
350 Pts 680 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+94%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
492 Pts 1041 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+112%
Market Share
Based on 55,526,343 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.86 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,333%
Value
Value For Money
60.3 % 112 % Hugely better value.
+86%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 100 % Hugely more popular.
+85%
Price
Price (score)
$370 $170 Much cheaper.
+54%
Age
Newest
114 Months 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+93%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
47 Watts More energy efficient.
+28%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 10 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+55%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.4 GHz 2.5 GHz +4%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+29%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
492 Pts 1240 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+152%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
408 Pts 1196 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+193%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCBGA1364 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 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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