Core i5-12400F vs Core i5-12450H specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-12400F performs better than the Core i5-12450H. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-12450H in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i5-12450H has slightly more cores with 8 cores compared to the Core i5-12400F that has 6 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i5-12400F has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-12450H. Furthermore, both these CPUs have identical turbo speeds. The Core i5-12450H outputs less heat than Core i5-12400F 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 i5-12400F has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.