Ryzen 7 3700X vs Core i5-12400F specs and performance
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-12400F is faster than the Ryzen 7 3700X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 3700X in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Ryzen 7 3700X has slightly more cores with 8 cores compared to the Core i5-12400F that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-12400F. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 3700X has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-12400F. Furthermore, both these CPUs have identical turbo speeds. 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.
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 Ryzen 7 3700X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.