Intel Core i5 12400F vs i3 13100F

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12400F with 6-cores against the 3.4 GHz i3 13100F with 4-cores. 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
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 13100F and 12400F
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12400F
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Has 6144 KB larger L3 cache size
Advantages of Intel Core i3 13100F
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.5 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 811.3 MB/sec 696.9 MB/sec
Clang compilation 69.6 Klines/sec 50 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 215.3 pages/sec 179.6 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 255.6 Mpixels/sec 215.5 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 235.2 pages/sec 235.6 pages/sec
Background blur 49.1 images/sec 42.9 images/sec
Photo processing 77.1 images/sec 79.2 images/sec
Ray tracing 16.3 Mpixels/sec 11.6 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 60.5 GOps/sec 43.2 GOps/sec
Floating point math 47.1 GOps/sec 33.4 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 76M Primes/sec 61M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 23.3M Strings/sec 16.9M Strings/sec
Data encryption 11.8 GBytes/sec 8.5 GBytes/sec
Data compression 235.9 MBytes/sec 169.4 MBytes/sec
Physics 1172 Frames/sec 1034 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 15.9B Matrices/sec 11.4B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12400F and i3 13100F


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 January 3, 2023
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i5-12400F i3-13100F
Integrated GPU No No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 4
P-Threads 12 8
Base Frequency (P) 2.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.4 GHz 4.5 GHz
Total Cores 6 4
Total Threads 12 8
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 34x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 65 W 58 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 117 W 89 W
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C

Memory Support

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


Official site Intel Core i5 12400F official page Intel Core i3 13100F official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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