Intel Core i5 12400F vs i5 12400

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12400F against the 2.5 GHz i5 12400. 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 12400 and 12400F
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12400
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 730


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 i5 12400


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake-S Alder Lake-S
Model number i5-12400F i5-12400
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700
Integrated GPU No UHD Graphics 730


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


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP 65 W 65 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 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 i5 12400 official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 12400 or i5 12400F?
Vadim 25 May 2022 17:37
Я не понимаю зачем вообще нужна встроенная графика.
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Józsi 03 March 2022 02:36
I chose 12400F because it costs 22 USD less, and I don't need an integrated graphics card.
+83 Reply
Chantal 01 May 2022 00:41
The integrated graphics card is nice when you want to troubleshoot an issue with your graphics card.
+76 Reply
LOG 12 June 2022 09:34
for 10-20 bucks more I might just get the one with integrated graphics. it can be a life saver in certain situations.
+16 Reply
Dom 18 June 2022 10:09
LOG, In my country F CPU cost less only 2eur difference, so integrated graphics are worth more, also without F has H0 and C0 stepping options to choose from. With H0 stepping use much less power but more heating. So what to choose is hard to say in terms of price only the difference is minimal.
+34 Reply