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Intel 12th Gen i5-12400 Beats the Ryzen 5 5600X By Over 10% in Single-Threaded Workloads, Faster in MT as Well

A couple benchmarks of Intel’s upcoming budget SKU (via: HXL), the Core i5-12400 have surfaced. These tests show the 12400 beating the Ryzen competition and Intel’s own mid-range offerings by at least 10% despite costing less (~$200). The Core i5-12400 features “only” six Golden Cove cores and no efficiency cores. It is expected to have a single-core boost of 4.4GHz, and an all-core boost of 4GHz. These six GC cores will be paired with 18 MB of 9-way L3 cache.

In Cinebench R20, the Core i5-12400 manages to beat all sub-$350 SKUs, including the Ryzen 5 5600X, Core i5-11600K as well as the Ryzen 7 3700X in single-threaded workloads. In the multi-threaded scene, it’s nearly on par with the eight-core Ryzen 7 3700X while edging past both the 5600X and the 11600K.

The processor exhibits similar performance in CPU-Z beating the 8-core Ryzen 7 2700X in the multi-threaded benchmark, and completely obliterating it in the single-threaded test. Going by these scores, the 12400 is going to be an excellent budget CPU, possibly the best Intel has ever made. With a price tag of $200-250, it should appeal to the vast majority of the PC gaming crowd where quad and hex-core CPUs dominate.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com
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