Intel Core i5 12400F vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12400F against the 3.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. 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 5600X and 12400F
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12400F
  • Newer - released 1-year and 3-months later
  • Around 29.12 GB/s (61%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Has 14 MB larger L3 cache size
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.6 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 12400F and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X


Vendor Intel AMD
Released January 4, 2022 October 8, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake-S Vermeer
Model number i5-12400F -
Socket LGA-1700 AM4
Integrated GPU No No


Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
Base Frequency 2.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.4 GHz 4.6 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 37x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
TDP 65 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 95°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 Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 12400F official page AMD Ryzen 5 5600X official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or Intel Core i5 12400F?
im not givin out my name 28 April 2022 17:35
I hate how the 12400f cant OC without an expensive board, but the 12600k runs at the same temp as a 5600x with better performance so it's really fine.
+65 Reply
Tomas 01 April 2022 06:08
I chose 5600x for 219 because I paired it with my hyper Evo 212. 12400f is 190 plus I would need a cooler for like 30-50.
+50 Reply
Who08 09 June 2022 05:46
169$ you mean bozo Intel is not even trying to beat AMD, they just need to get their business settled and they will be better than AMD like old times.
+22 Reply
SAM 07 September 2022 15:50
Who08, AMD is good. because you don't have to upgrade your motherboard with each generation.
+13 Reply