Core i5-11400F vs Core i3-12100F benchmarks
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-11400F performs better than the Core i3-12100F. Despite this, the Core i3-12100F has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i5-11400F has significantly more cores than the Core i3-12100F. Indeed, the Core i5-11400F has 6 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Core i3-12100F. It also has more threads than the Core i3-12100F. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i3-12100F has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-11400F. Despite this, the Core i5-11400F has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i3-12100F outputs less heat than Core i5-11400F thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i5-11400F has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.