Intel Core i5-12400 vs Intel Core i5-12500H

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

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

70 %
70 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

96 %
4% slightly better gaming score
92 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

62 %
63 %
1% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

60 %
62 %
3% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

9% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

0.94% slightly higher Blender score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2.5 GHz
2.5 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.4 GHz
4.5 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
45 W
44% significantly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

40% slightly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
64 GiB

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

480 KiB
960 KiB
100% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

18 MiB
18 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

88th of 1,255
89th of 1,255


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


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i5-12400 vs Core i5-12500H benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-12400 is faster than the Core i5-12500H. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-12500H in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i5-12500H has significantly more cores with 12 cores whereas the Core i5-12400 has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-12400. According to our data, the Core i5-12400 and Core i5-12500H have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Core i5-12500H has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i5-12500H outputs less heat than Core i5-12400 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i5-12400 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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