Intel Core i5 13400F vs i5 12600KF

We compared two 10-core desktop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 13400F against the 3.7 GHz i5 12600KF. 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 12600KF and 13400F
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13400F
  • Newer - released 1-year and 3-months later
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12600KF
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • 9% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 4.5 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 738.3 MB/sec 766.4 MB/sec
Clang compilation 88.5 Klines/sec 98.2 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 235.2 pages/sec 249.1 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 344.4 Mpixels/sec 372 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 247.5 pages/sec 256.9 pages/sec
Background blur 54.8 images/sec 59.8 images/sec
Photo processing 102 images/sec 95.1 images/sec
Ray tracing 20 Mpixels/sec 22.6 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 80.8 GOps/sec 87.2 GOps/sec
Floating point math 61.2 GOps/sec 67 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 85M Primes/sec 91M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 33.4M Strings/sec 36M Strings/sec
Data encryption 17 GBytes/sec 18.4 GBytes/sec
Data compression 318.3 MBytes/sec 343.1 MBytes/sec
Physics 1444 Frames/sec 1453 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 20.1B Matrices/sec 21.9B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 13400F and i5 12600KF


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 3, 2023 October 27, 2021
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Alder Lake
Model number i5-13400F i5-12600KF
Integrated GPU No No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.5 GHz 4.9 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 4 4
E-Threads 4 4
Base Frequency (E) 1.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Total Cores 10 10
Total Threads 16 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 37x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 9728K (shared)
L3 Cache 20MB (shared) 20MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 65 W 125 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 148 W 150 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 13400F official page Intel Core i5 12600KF official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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