Intel Core i5-12400 vs Intel Core i5-12400F

Compare Intel 12th Generation Core i5 6 core CPU vs Intel 12th Generation Core i5 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

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$ 192
$ 161
$ 31.12 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

87 %
10% slightly better overall score
79 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

116 %
5% slightly better gaming score
110 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

77 %
11% slightly better multitasking score
69 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

75 %
11% slightly better heavy workload score
67 %

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3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

9,351
9,389
0% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
Identical
12

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
Identical
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
Identical
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

20
Identical
20

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
Identical
128 GiB

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

480 KiB
Identical
480 KiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

18 MiB
Identical
18 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

90th of 1,327
121st of 1,327

Family

The product line

12th Generation Core i5
12th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2022
February 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR5-4800
DDR5-4800

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
No

Core i5-12400 vs Core i5-12400F benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-12400 beats the Core i5-12400F in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-12400F in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. Both the Core i5-12400 and Core i5-12400F have the same clock speed. In addition, both chips have the same turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). 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 i5-12400 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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