Intel Core i5 12600KF vs i5 12400

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.7 GHz Intel Core i5 12600KF with 10-cores against the 2.5 GHz i5 12400 with 6-cores. 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 12400 and 12600KF
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12600KF
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 11% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)
  • 14% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1847 vs 1623 points
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12400
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 730

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
17843
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
27466
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
11718
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12600KF and i5 12400

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released October 27, 2021 January 4, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Alder Lake
Model number i5-12600KF i5-12400
Integrated GPU No UHD Graphics 730

CPU

Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.7 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.9 GHz 4.4 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 4 -
E-Threads 4 -
Base Frequency (E) 2.8 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.6 GHz -
Total
Total Cores 10 6
Total Threads 16 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 37x 25x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 9728K (shared) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 20MB (shared) 18MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No

Package

Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700
TDP 125 W 65 W
Max. Boost TDP 150 W 117 W
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C

iGPU

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
iGPU FLOPS
0.35 TFLOPS

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

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 12600KF official page Intel Core i5 12400 official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 12400 or i5 12600KF?