Core i5-12400F vs Core i7-12700F benchmarks
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-12700F is faster than the Core i5-12400F. 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 i7-12700F has significantly more cores with 12 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 i7-12700F has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-12400F. Also, the Core i7-12700F 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 i5-12400F has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.