Intel Core i5 12400F vs i5 10400F

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12400F against the 2.9 GHz i5 10400F. 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 10400F and 12400F
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12400F
  • Newer - released 1-year and 8-months later
  • Around 35.2 GB/s (85%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 48% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1638 vs 1106 points
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 14 nanometers
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4.3 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
12051
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
19841
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12400F and i5 10400F

General

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 i5-12400F i5-10400F
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1200
Integrated GPU No No

Performance

Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
Base Frequency 2.5 GHz 2.9 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.4 GHz 4.3 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 29x
Bus Bandwidth - 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

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

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

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 12400F official page Intel Core i5 10400F official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

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