Core i5-12400F vs Core i5-12600K comparison
In our benchmarks, the Core i5-12600K beats the Core i5-12400F in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-12400F in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i5-12600K has significantly more cores with 10 cores compared to the Core i5-12400F that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-12400F. Our comparison shows that the Core i5-12600K has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-12400F. Also, the Core i5-12600K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-12400F CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-12600K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. 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 i5-12400F has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.