Intel Core i5-12400: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2022
Performance 19.37

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i5-12400 sales 4 January 2022. This is Alder Lake-S architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on Intel 7 manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4400 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1700 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

19.37%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Core i5-12400 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating347
Place by popularity99
Value for money41.34
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameAlder Lake-S (2022)
Release date4 January 2022 (less than a year ago)
Current price$220 of 18995 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads12
Base clock speed2.5 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.4 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache80K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1.25 MB (per core)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache18 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithographyIntel 7 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size163 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-12400 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA1700
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i5-12400. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Speed Shift+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+
EDB+
Secure Key+
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-12400's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR5-4800, DDR4-3200of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth76.8 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i5-12400.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 730
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency1.45 GHz
Execution Units24

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-12400's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported4

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-12400's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096 x 2160 @ 60Hz
Max resolution over eDP5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-12400's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12
OpenGL4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version5.0 and 4.0
PCI Express lanes20of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i5-12400. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-12400 19.37
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

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GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

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GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

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Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-12400 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-12400 from AMD is Ryzen 5 5500, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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