Average Bench: 98.2% (73rd of 1420)

Based on 12,519 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00090675, BFEBFBFF00090672 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12400

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-12400 averaged just 1.7% 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 173Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 329Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-12400 is just 12.9%. 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 1,164Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 82Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 12,519 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.4 Memory 82 91.4
165 1-Core 173 183
299 2-Core 329 351
104% 194 Pts
Min Avg Max
542 4-Core 614 671
920 8-Core 966 1,017
97.4% 790 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,101 64-Core 1,164 1,218
72% 1,164 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 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 167
2-Core 334
106% 197 Pts
4-Core 622
8-Core 975
98% 798 Pts
64-Core 1,185
73% 1,185 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 76
1-Core 167
2-Core 332
101% 192 Pts
4-Core 630
8-Core 947
98% 788 Pts
64-Core 1148
71% 1148 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 178
2-Core 317
103% 192 Pts
4-Core 556
8-Core 973
92% 764 Pts
64-Core 1179
73% 1179 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 177
2-Core 316
102% 190 Pts
4-Core 536
8-Core 1,032
93% 784 Pts
64-Core 1140
71% 1140 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.4
1-Core 171
2-Core 306
97% 183 Pts
4-Core 539
8-Core 924
89% 731 Pts
64-Core 1,154
71% 1,154 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 64,577,383 CPUs tested.


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Desktop 103%
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $627

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12th generation Alder Lake processor...

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12 days ago.

it is cheap and faster then i7


Just awesome in this price range... —Sep '22


9 months ago.

Got it yesterday and alrdy top1 world bench, lmaoed 3


10 months ago.

I originally wanted an i5-12600 but unfortunately, it was not available so I settled for a 12400. It's really affordable and the performance is great.

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