Average Bench: 96.5% (37th of 1337)

Based on 286 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00090672, BFEBFBFF00090675 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12400F

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 ($120 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]

Poor: 87%Average: 96.5% Great: 105%
Gaming 96%
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Desktop 100%
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Workstation 92%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-12400F averaged just 3.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-12400F near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 168Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 323Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-12400F is just 17.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-12400F performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 82Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,233Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 286 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.1 Memory 82 92.5
158 1-Core 168 179
291 2-Core 323 353
105% 191 Pts
Min Avg Max
516 4-Core 596 670
888 8-Core 976 1,060
99.6% 786 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,042 64-Core 1,233 1,295
82.7% 1,233 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 176
2-Core 341
112% 203 Pts
4-Core 629
8-Core 1,042
106% 836 Pts
64-Core 1,291
87% 1,291 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.3
1-Core 170
2-Core 327
108% 195 Pts
4-Core 650
8-Core 1032
107% 841 Pts
64-Core 1,290
86% 1,290 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 174
2-Core 336
111% 200 Pts
4-Core 596
8-Core 985
100% 791 Pts
64-Core 1,276
86% 1,276 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 171
2-Core 316
105% 190 Pts
4-Core 599
8-Core 986
100% 792 Pts
64-Core 1,281
86% 1,281 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.3
1-Core 177
2-Core 332
111% 200 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 993
96% 771 Pts
64-Core 1,304
88% 1,304 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 50,016,776 CPUs tested.


MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Jan '22
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Typical Core i5-12400F Builds (Compare 42 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 130%
Desktop 102%
Workstation 124%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B660M DS3H AX DDR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $184

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