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

$ 259.91
$ 160.88
$ 99.04 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

64 %
71 %
10% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

77 %
98 %
27% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

59 %
63 %
6% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

58 %
61 %
5% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

8394
3% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
8130
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1251
1636
30% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

9587
2% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score
9328

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

3.6 GHz
44% significantly higher clock speed
2.5 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.4 GHz
Identical
4.4 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

104th of 1,219
70th of 1,219

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 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.

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