Intel Core i5-13400F vs Intel Core i5-12400F

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Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-12400F

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Core i5-13400F and the Intel Core i5-12400F and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Core i5-13400F 10 core processor released in Q1/2023 with the Intel Core i5-12400F which has 6 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2022.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Intel Core i 13000 (AL) (16) CPU group Intel Core i 12000 (34)
13 Generation 12
Alder Lake S Refresh Architecture Alder Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i5-12400F Predecessor Intel Core i5-11400F
Intel Core i5-14400F Successor Intel Core i5-13400F

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-13400F is a 10 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.50 GHz (4.60 GHz). The processor can compute 16 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i5-12400F clocks with 2.50 GHz (4.40 GHz), has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel.

Intel Core i5-13400F Characteristic Intel Core i5-12400F
10 Cores 6
16 Threads 12
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.50 GHz (4.60 GHz)
6x Golden Cove
A-Core 2.50 GHz (4.40 GHz)
6x Golden Cove
1.80 GHz (3.30 GHz)
4x Gracemont
B-Core --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i5-13400F Characteristic Intel Core i5-12400F
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 128 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Core i5-13400F, while the Intel Core i5-12400F supports a maximum of 128 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s enabled.

Intel Core i5-13400F Characteristic Intel Core i5-12400F
DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
76.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
Yes ECC No
9.50 MB L2 Cache 7.50 MB
20.00 MB L3 Cache 18.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 5.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
78.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 78.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i5-13400F has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i5-12400F is 65 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Core i5-13400F Characteristic Intel Core i5-12400F
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
148 W TDP (PL2) 117 W
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-13400F has 29.50 MB cache and is manufactured in 10 nm. The cache of Intel Core i5-12400F is at 25.50 MB. The processor is manufactured in 10 nm.

Intel Core i5-13400F Characteristic Intel Core i5-12400F
10 nm Technology 10 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
LGA 1700 Socket LGA 1700
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2023 Release date Q1/2022
196 $ Release price 167 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-13400F (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F (95%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 7 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-13400F (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F (82%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
106 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
102 (96%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
845 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
701 (83%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1794 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1623 (90%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
15890 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
12454 (78%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1644 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1647 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
10309 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
9451 (92%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
2375 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2197 (93%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
9712 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
8668 (89%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
687 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
664 (97%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
6055 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
4784 (79%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
25910 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
19559 (75%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
6282 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
4772 (76%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
15,890 CB R23 MC @ 94 W
169 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
12,454 CB R23 MC @ 82 W
152 (90%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
170 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
674 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
253 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
2336 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-12400F
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Comparison of the two processors

When comparing the Intel Core i5-12400F and the Intel Core i5-13400F, it is noticeable that they hardly differ in name. This is simply because the Intel Core i5-13400F is the direct successor to the Intel Core i5-12400F. The Intel Core i5-12400F simply comes from the twelfth generation of Intel's Core i5 processors, which is based on the Alder Lake S architecture. The Intel Core i5-13400F, on the other hand, is a new generation (13th generation) and is based on the improved Alder Lake S Refresh architecture.

Both processors are based on a monolithic chip design and are both manufactured with a structure width of 10 nanometers. The Intel Core i5-12400F came onto the market in the first quarter of 2022 and the Intel Core i5-13400F exactly a year later in the first quarter of 2023. They can both be installed on any motherboard with the LGA 1700 socket and support Intel's virtualization technologies VT -x, VT-x EPT and VT-d.

The biggest difference between the two processors is the core architecture and the number of processor cores. While the Intel Core i5-12400F uses a normal core architecture with 6 identical processor cores, the Intel Core i5-13400F uses a hybrid big.LITTLE architecture with 6 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. The 6 cores of the Intel Core i5-12400F have a basic clock frequency of 2.50 gigahertz, which can increase to up to 4.40 gigahertz in turbo mode. In addition, the processor also supports hyperthreading technology, which means it has up to 12 computing threads available if required. With the Intel Core i5-13400F, the 6 performance cores clock at up to 4.60 gigahertz and the efficiency cores at a maximum of 3.30 gigahertz. Hyperthreading is only supported by the performance cores, so up to 16 computing threads are available.

Both processors can be operated with up to 128 gigabytes of RAM via their 2 memory channels.

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