Intel Core i5-12400F Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-12400F is a 6 core processor. It can handle 12 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q1/2022. The Intel Core i5-12400F is based on the 12. generation of the Intel Core i5 series and requires a mainboard with the socket LGA 1700. The Intel Core i5-12400F scores 1,647 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 9,451 points.
Intel Core i5-12400F

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Intel Core i5-12400F belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Intel Core i5-12400F.

Name: Intel Core i5-12400F
Family: Intel Core i5 (328)
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000 (34)
Architecture: Alder Lake S
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i5-11400F
Successor: Intel Core i5-13400F

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 6 CPU cores of the Intel Core i5-12400F clock with 2.50 GHz (4.40 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x Golden Cove
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 4.00 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-12400F supports up to 128 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR5-4800
DDR4-3200
76.8 GB/s
51.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 5.0 x 20
PCIe Bandwidth: 78.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i5-12400F has a TDP of 65 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): 117 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-12400F has a 25.50 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 10 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1700
L2-Cache: 7.50 MB
L3-Cache: 18.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
Release date: Q1/2022
Release price: 167 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-12400F have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
103
Intel Core i3-13100F Intel Core i3-13100F
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
103
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
103
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
102
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
102
AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
102
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840HS AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840HS
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
102

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 7640HS AMD Ryzen 5 7640HS
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
702
AMD Ryzen 5 8645HS AMD Ryzen 5 8645HS
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
702
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7640HS AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7640HS
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
702
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
701
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
701
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
697
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
696

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 i3-1215U Intel Core i3-1215U
6C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1633
Intel Core i9-11900 Intel Core i9-11900
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
1630
Intel Core i9-11900F Intel Core i9-11900F
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
1630
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1623
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1623
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
1622
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1619

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 i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
12678
Intel Core i7-10700KF Intel Core i7-10700KF
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
12678
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
12545
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
12454
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
12454
Apple M1 Max (24-GPU) Apple M1 Max (24-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12402
Apple M1 Max (32-GPU) Apple M1 Max (32-GPU)
10C 10T @ 3.20 GHz
12402

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.
AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS AMD Ryzen 9 6980HS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1651
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1650
Intel Core i7-1195G7 Intel Core i7-1195G7
4C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
1649
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1647
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1647
Intel Core i9-11980HK Intel Core i9-11980HK
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1645
Intel Core i9-11950H Intel Core i9-11950H
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1645

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 Xeon W-2145 Intel Xeon W-2145
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
9524
Intel Core i9-10910 Intel Core i9-10910
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
9507
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
9471
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
9451
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
9451
Intel Core i9-11900H Intel Core i9-11900H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
9436
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
9435

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 i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
2213
Intel Xeon W-1350P Intel Xeon W-1350P
6C 12T @ 5.10 GHz
2208
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
2199
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2197
Intel Core i7-12800HE Intel Core i7-12800HE
14C 20T @ 4.60 GHz
2196
Intel Core i7-11700F Intel Core i7-11700F
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
2196
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
2196

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
8697
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
8693
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
8685
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
8668
Intel Core Ultra 7 164U Intel Core Ultra 7 164U
12C 14T @ 1.10 GHz
8665
Intel Core i7-10700KF Intel Core i7-10700KF
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
8629
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
8629

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 i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
677
Intel Core i3-13100F Intel Core i3-13100F
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
677
Intel Core i5-12490F Intel Core i5-12490F
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
677
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
664
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
664
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
650
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
650

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
4834
Intel Core i7-10700 Intel Core i7-10700
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
4834
Intel Core i7-10700F Intel Core i7-10700F
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
4834
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
4784
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
4784
Intel Core i9-10900T Intel Core i9-10900T
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
4768
Intel Core i5-12490F Intel Core i5-12490F
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
4766

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
173
Intel Core i9-9900K Intel Core i9-9900K
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
171
Intel Core i9-9900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
171
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
170
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
170
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
168
Intel Xeon Gold 5215 Intel Xeon Gold 5215
10C 20T @ 2.50 GHz
163

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
19622
AMD EPYC 7252 AMD EPYC 7252
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
19617
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
19602
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
19559
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
19559
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5645 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5645
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
19544
Intel Xeon Gold 6244 Intel Xeon Gold 6244
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
19509

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.
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
4807
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
4799
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
4784
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
4772
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS
8C 16T @ 2.80 GHz
4762
Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
4740
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
4740

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 i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
17,660 CB R23 MC @ 115 W
154
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
17,660 CB R23 MC @ 115 W
154
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
12,454 CB R23 MC @ 82 W
152
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
12,454 CB R23 MC @ 82 W
152
Intel Core i9-14900K Intel Core i9-14900K
38,712 CB R23 MC @ 256 W
151
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
15,315 CB R23 MC @ 103 W
149
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
10,988 CB R23 MC @ 76 W
145

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Intel Core i5-12400F is a 6-core processor based on the current Intel Alder Lake architecture. This architecture is actually based on a hybrid structure of the CPU cores, i.e. integrating large and small CPU cores. However, the Intel Core i5-12400F does not have any small efficiency cores, but uses six of the large "Golden Cove" CPU cores. It is therefore most similar to the CPUs of the predecessor architecture, none of which use any efficiency cores.

The base clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-12400F is 2.5 GHz, this clock frequency can be increased to up to 4.4 GHz via the turbo mode, provided that only one CPU core is used. When using all CPU cores, the Intel Core i5-12400F can increase its clock frequency up to 4.0 GHz in turbo mode.

Since the Intel Core i5-12400F uses Intel Hyperthreading technology, it can process up to 12 threads simultaneously. The processors TDP is 65 watts, although this can be increased to up to 117 watts for a short time. Many mainboard manufacturers have configured their mainboard in such a way that this increased energy can also be used over longer periods of time. This increases the performance of the processor significantly in some cases.

Up to 128 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and, for the first time, DDR5-4800, are supported. However, faster main memory speeds outside of the specification can usually be used without any problems. The Intel Core i5-12400F has two memory channels and thus achieves a bandwidth of 76.8 GB per second when using DDR5-4800 RAM.

The new PCIe 5.0 specification is also supported, so that a dedicated graphics card and a fast M.2 SSD can be connected to the system. The processor has 7.5 MB level 2 cache and 18 MB level 3 cache.



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