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.