Intel Core i5-12400 vs Intel Core i7-11800H

Compare Intel 12th Generation Core i5 6 core CPU vs Intel 11th Generation Core i7 8 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

87 %
11% slightly better overall score
78 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

116 %
13% slightly better gaming score
102 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

77 %
10% slightly better multitasking score
70 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

75 %
10% slightly better heavy workload score
68 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

7,930
1% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
7,784

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,626
11% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
1,457

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

9,351
9,657
3% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
8
33% slightly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
16
33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
8% slightly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

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

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
768 KiB
60% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

18 MiB
24 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

90th of 1,327
126th of 1,327

Family

The product line

12th Generation Core i5
11th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2022
May 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR5-4800
-

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

Core i5-12400 vs Core i7-11800H comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-12400 beats the Core i7-11800H in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-11800H in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i7-11800H has slightly more cores than the Core i5-12400. Indeed, the Core i7-11800H has 8 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Core i5-12400. It also has more threads than the Core i5-12400. Our comparison shows that the Core i5-12400 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-11800H. Despite this, the Core i7-11800H has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i7-11800H 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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