AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i5-12400F

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

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 296
$ 161
$ 135.22 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

78 %
79 %
1% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

92 %
110 %
19% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

73 %
5% slightly better multitasking score
69 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

71 %
5% slightly better heavy workload score
67 %

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

9,605
2% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score
9,389

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

8
33% slightly more cores
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

16
33% slightly more threads
12

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
44% significantly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
Identical
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

512 KiB
6% slightly more L1 cache
480 KiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
77% significantly more L3 cache
18 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

127th of 1,326
121st of 1,326

Family

The product line

Ryzen 7 Desktop
12th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
February 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR5-4800

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
No

Ryzen 7 3700X vs Core i5-12400F comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-12400F beats the Ryzen 7 3700X in overall performance. 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 Ryzen 7 3700X has slightly more cores with 8 compared to the Core i5-12400F that has 6. It also has more threads than the Core i5-12400F.

Our database shows that the Ryzen 7 3700X has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i5-12400F. 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.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Core i5-12400F over the Ryzen 7 3700X.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Ryzen 7 3700X and the Core i5-12400F, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

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 Ryzen 7 3700X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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