Intel is getting ready to finally launch their 12th generation of Core processors, known as Alder Lake, later this year. And whilst it’s already an exciting launch based on some single core and multi-core leaked benchmarks for the flagship CPU of the lineup, some leaked benchmarks for a more mainstream chip are also mightily impressive.
The new benchmarks in question are allegedly for the Core i5-12400, and as is usual with these leaked benchmarks, they were spotted on the Chinese site bilibili. It is reportedly a version of the chip that is very close to the final retail version, however the results should still be taken with a grain of salt since they are not from an official third-party review. One was conducted in Cinebench R20, and the other using CPU-Z:
According to the Cinebench R20 results, the i5-12400 scores 659 points for the single core test, and 4784 pints for the multi-core test. In comparison, AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X (another mainstream CPU competitor) scores 597 points for single core, and 4438 points for multi-core. So Intel’s own chip is a marked improvement over AMD’s.
Thankfully, other benchmarks for Alder Lake have been leaked as well including the flagship Core i9-12900K, using the same benching software (Cinebench R20). So lucky for us we can actually have a look at how these new 12th gen chips stack up against the competition as well as Intel previous generations:
We still don’t know the official pricing of Alder Lake CPUs, but with the previous i5-X400 CPUs from Intel costing below $200 (like the Core i5-11400 or Core i5-10400 both costing $182 MSRP), this could be a phenomenal competitor to the Ryzen 5 5600X, which comes in at an MSRP of $299.
What makes the results doubly impressive is the fact that the Core i5-12400 won’t be featuring any of the ‘efficient’ e-cores from Alder Lake’s hybrid architecture. Instead, it will just be rocking 6 ‘performance’ p-cores with HyperThreading (so 6 cores, 12 threads) which really shines a light on Alder Lake’s performance uplift, and not just the benefits of their new hybrid design.
What do you think? Are you excited for Alder Lake? How do you feel about the performance benchmarks for the i5-12400 above? How much do you think it will cost? Let us know your thoughts!