Intel Core i5 12400 vs i5 10600KF

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12400 against the 4.1 GHz i5 10600KF. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 10600KF and 12400
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12400
  • Newer - released 1-year and 8-months later
  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than the Core i5 10600KF – 65 vs 125 Watt
  • Around 35.2 GB/s (85%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 14 nanometers
  • 25% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1623 vs 1300 points
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 730
Advantages of Intel Core i5 10600KF
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • 9% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.8 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12400 and i5 10600KF


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 May 1, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake-S Comet Lake
Model number i5-12400 i5-10600KF
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1200
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 730 No


Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
Base Frequency 2.5 GHz 4.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.4 GHz 4.8 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 41x
Bus Bandwidth - 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm 14 nm
TDP 65 W 125 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 730 -
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1450 MHz -
Shading Units 192 -
TMUs 48 -
ROPs 24 -
Execution Units 24 -
TGP 15 W -
Max. Resolution 3840x2160 - 60 Hz -

Memory support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 12400 official page Intel Core i5 10600KF official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

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