Average Bench: 98.1% (43rd of 1363)

Based on 7,165 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00090675, BFEBFBFF00090672 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12400

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-12400 averaged just 1.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-12400 near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Single Core Speed 176Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 339Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-12400 is just 18.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-12400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,194Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 81.4Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 7,165 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.6 Memory 81.4 92
164 1-Core 176 187
307 2-Core 339 367
106% 199 Pts
Min Avg Max
530 4-Core 617 695
910 8-Core 977 1,052
98.1% 797 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,096 64-Core 1,194 1,250
73.9% 1,194 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 76
1-Core 183
2-Core 361
108% 207 Pts
4-Core 651
8-Core 1,000
102% 825 Pts
64-Core 1229
76% 1229 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 169
2-Core 340
104% 196 Pts
4-Core 627
8-Core 991
100% 809 Pts
64-Core 1,230
76% 1,230 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 180
2-Core 325
105% 196 Pts
4-Core 572
8-Core 1,012
96% 792 Pts
64-Core 1,211
75% 1,211 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $209 @ launch in Jan '22
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Desktop 104%
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $841

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