Core i5-12400 vs Core i7-12700 specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-12700 performs better than the Core i5-12400. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-12400 in all gaming tests too.
With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-12700 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. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-12700 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-12400. Also, the Core i7-12700 has a slightly higher 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.