Average Bench: 94.9% (52nd of 1355)

Based on 8,752 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 ($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]

Poor: 83%Average: 94.9% Great: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-12400F averaged just 5.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 167Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 320Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-12400F is 21.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-12400F performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 80.7Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,219Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,752 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.9 Memory 80.7 91.4
153 1-Core 167 179
281 2-Core 320 354
104% 189 Pts
Min Avg Max
499 4-Core 586 666
768 8-Core 962 1,059
98.1% 774 Pts
Min Avg Max
962 64-Core 1,219 1,295
81.8% 1,219 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 74.9
1-Core 203
2-Core 395
119% 224 Pts
4-Core 746
8-Core 1,255
126% 1,001 Pts
64-Core 1,584
106% 1,584 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.1
1-Core 171
2-Core 337
109% 198 Pts
4-Core 599
8-Core 992
101% 796 Pts
64-Core 1,285
86% 1,285 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.3
1-Core 178
2-Core 351
113% 207 Pts
4-Core 565
8-Core 983
97% 774 Pts
64-Core 1,292
87% 1,292 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.5
1-Core 167
2-Core 322
105% 191 Pts
4-Core 584
8-Core 990
99% 787 Pts
64-Core 1,192
80% 1,192 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.5
1-Core 165
2-Core 302
99% 181 Pts
4-Core 556
8-Core 978
96% 767 Pts
64-Core 1,242
83% 1,242 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,522,205 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Jan '22
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Typical Core i5-12400F Builds (Compare 1,669 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 122%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B660M DS3H DDR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $633

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 Comments

12th generation Alder Lake processor...

Added 5 months ago.

Good

8 hrs ago.

You can consider myself an AMD fanboy but even I'm impressed with the performance for money. Its very easy to keep it cool. Paired it with a CoolerMaster 212 Black (single fan config, assisted only by chassis airflow) and I dont spike much higher than 55~60°C even while stress testing it. Very much recommendable for an Intel system.


Good

5 months ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Best gaming CPU in 2022. Try to get a good deal on a B660 board and you're golden.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Outstanding Value!


Excellent

2 months ago.

Just benched 108% on this CPU with the stock cooler, incredible value!

Info  www.userbenchmark.com/...

Benchmark at 108%


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