Core i5-12400 vs Core i5-12500 specs and performance
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-12500 is faster than the Core i5-12400. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-12400 in all gaming tests too.
Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. 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.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i5-12400 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.