Intel Core i5-12400F vs AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

Compare Intel 12th Generation Core i5 6 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 160.88
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$ 248.17

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

71 %
2% slightly better overall score
69 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

98 %
19% slightly better gaming score
82 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

63 %
65 %
3% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

61 %
64 %
4% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

18% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

13% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

33% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2.5 GHz
3.40 GHz
36% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.4 GHz
4.6 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

480 KiB
512 KiB
6% slightly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

18 MiB
32 MiB
77% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

70th of 1,219
79th of 1,219


The product line

12th Generation Core i5
Ryzen 7 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2022
April 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Core i5-12400F vs Ryzen 7 5700X benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-12400F performs better than the Ryzen 7 5700X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 5700X in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 7 5700X 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. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 7 5700X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-12400F. Also, the Ryzen 7 5700X 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.


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