Intel Core i7 12700F vs i5 13400F

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7 12700F with 12-cores against the 2.5 GHz i5 13400F with 10-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 13400F and 12700F
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700F
  • Has 5120 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.8 GHz vs 4.5 GHz)
Advantages of Intel Core i5 13400F
  • Newer - released 1-year later

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 850.6 MB/sec 738.3 MB/sec
Clang compilation 113 Klines/sec 88.5 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 266.3 pages/sec 235.2 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 358.7 Mpixels/sec 344.4 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 243.6 pages/sec 247.5 pages/sec
Background blur 58.5 images/sec 54.8 images/sec
Photo processing 85.6 images/sec 102 images/sec
Ray tracing 27.2 Mpixels/sec 20 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 107.3 GOps/sec 80.8 GOps/sec
Floating point math 82.6 GOps/sec 61.2 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 101M Primes/sec 85M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 41.1M Strings/sec 33.4M Strings/sec
Data encryption 20.6 GBytes/sec 17 GBytes/sec
Data compression 391.5 MBytes/sec 318.3 MBytes/sec
Physics 1485 Frames/sec 1444 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 25.3B Matrices/sec 20.1B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 12700F and i5 13400F


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 1, 2022 January 3, 2023
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i7-12700F i5-13400F
Integrated GPU No No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 6
P-Threads 16 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.8 GHz 4.5 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 4 4
E-Threads 4 4
Base Frequency (E) 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Total Cores 12 10
Total Threads 20 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 25x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 12MB (shared) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 25MB (shared) 20MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 65 W 65 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 180 W 148 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 i7 12700F official page Intel Core i5 13400F official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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