Intel Core i5-12400F 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?

CPU Comparison

Quickly search and compare processors

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

81 %
3% slightly better overall score
78 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

111 %
8% slightly better gaming score
102 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

71 %
1% slightly better multitasking score
70 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

69 %
1% slightly better heavy workload score
68 %

Free CPU Benchmark

Want to compare your processor against the Core i5-12400F and the Core i7-11800H? Download our free and quick PC Performance Test.

Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

9,328
9,522
2% 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

116th of 1,337
131st of 1,337

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 i5-12400F vs Core i7-11800H benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-12400F is faster than the Core i7-11800H. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-11800H in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-11800H has slightly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Core i5-12400F has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-12400F. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i5-12400F 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 i5-12400F thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i5-12400F has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Comments

No comments yet! Be the first to leave a comment using the form below.

Keep comments on topic and be polite. Comments are subject to moderation before they are published.

Popular CPU Comparisons