Intel Core i5 12400F vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12400F against the 3.6 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5500. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
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 5500 and 12400F
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12400F
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • Around 29.12 GB/s (61%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • More than 10° C higher critical temperature
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 14% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1638 vs 1433 points
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4.2 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5500
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1704
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
12082
10480
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
3577
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
19759
19551
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1651
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
8615
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12400F and AMD Ryzen 5 5500

General

Vendor Intel AMD
Released January 4, 2022 March 15, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Zen 3 (Cezanne)
Model number i5-12400F -
Integrated GPU No No

CPU

Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Total
Total Cores 6 6
Total Threads 12 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 36x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes

Package

Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
Socket LGA-1700 AM4
TDP 65 W 65 W
Max. Boost TDP 117 W -
Peak temperature 100°C 90°C

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 12400F official page AMD Ryzen 5 5500 official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 24

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5500 or Intel Core i5 12400F?