Core i7-4770K vs Core i5-12400F comparison
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-12400F is faster than the Core i7-4770K. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-4770K in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i5-12400F has significantly more cores with 6 cores compared to the Core i7-4770K that has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i7-4770K. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-4770K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-12400F. Despite this, the Core i5-12400F has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i5-12400F outputs less heat than Core i7-4770K thanks to a slightly 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 i7-4770K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.