Core i5-12400 leaked benchmark shows impressive performance for the mainstream CPU

Written by Chad Norton on Mon, Oct 11, 2021 4:45 PM

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:

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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:

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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!

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05:03 Oct-13-2021

Going to wait for the Sapphire Rapids/HEDT for my needs, but this is encouraging, showing that intel is making decent strides. By the time HEDT arrives, hopefully the kinks/pricing/DDR5 has been worked out.

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05:28 Oct-12-2021

Definitely interested to see the real life test of this CPU lineup. So far it looks like they are trying to give a pretty decent performance jump this time around.

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23:56 Oct-11-2021

MSRP maybe 200 but in store over 350+ for next 2y in all balkan 100%

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06:59 Oct-12-2021

U Gigatron minimum ima da bude 50 hiljada.

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18:02 Oct-11-2021

Unless you're some HC gamer or sth, Ryzen is still preferred. Intel is too damn expensive. Heck, in Croatia laptops with i5 1135g7 sell for 100-200 dollars more than the R7 5700U laptops.

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21:57 Oct-11-2021

wat


here in Croatia it's the opposite when it comes to desktop PCs. 10400f costs like 25-30% less than the ryzen 3600. Same when it comes to 11400f vs 5600x. AMD motherboards are cheaper though.

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15:13 Oct-12-2021

Reading comprehension. And no, I don't know which store you're looking at, but Intel is much more expensive across the board. As I'm looking right now. Intel i5 10600K sells for 2000 kn (about 260 euro) and Ryzen 3600 goes for around 130 euro. 10400F goes for around 145 euro, whilst being slower and less efficient than the 3600. I'm looking at the cheapest available option from all of the markets in Croatia (nabava.net). So I still don't know where you can find a 10400F that is cheaper than Ryzen 5 3600

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16:09 Oct-12-2021

wat, here are prices from nabava.net:



  • cheapest 3600 is 1499 kn (ADM)

  • cheapest 10400f is 1139 kn (centar tehnike)

  • cheapest 5600x is 2199 kn (uzi shop)

  • cheapest 11400f is 1714 kn (protis)

  • cheapest 10600k is 1815 kn (telebit)

  • cheapest 11600k is 2132 (ipon)


not sure where you're seeing a 130 euro ryzen 3600, maybe the 2600. 3600 was more expensive 2 months ago than when I bought mine 2 years ago lol, now it's about the same. You can even see the graph of prices through time on nabava.net, Ryzen 3600 was cheapest in July 2020 at around 1300 kn while 10400f was around 970 kn in March 2020.

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17:46 Oct-11-2021

Looks good to me, but I'd question the longevity of this product (at least for work/gaming) when it only sports 6 cores. They're fast cores, no doubt, but still only 6.

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17:50 Oct-11-2021

At this point i dont think i will get a 6 core chip, 8 core chip minimum, hopefully the r7 6800x has 10 cores, i plan on upgrading my ryzen 7, maybe get 32 gb or even 64 gb ram.

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17:54 Oct-11-2021

Unless you do some serious work on your PC - 64GB will be overkill, so 32 will probably be much better and still plenty to run even multiple games at the same time.


As for CPU - yeah, I went with an 8-core myself back in 2016, which proved to be a very good move in keeping the CPU for longer. I'd deffo not go below 8 cores in 2021+ as they are now very affordable.

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18:14 Oct-12-2021

Tech deals will disagree with that statement, he keeps saying 64 gb ram is what you need for high end gaming xD. either way i decided to go to my pc store and grab myself a ryzen 9 5900x and 32 gb ram today, really loving the upgrade, now i can mantain 60 fps even in the cpu city areas :)

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17:57 Oct-11-2021

Well in reality it's total CPU resources that matter when you aren't heavily multitasking and nowadays a good number of people multitask a lot, I'm one of them. So far 6 cores/12 threads have been prefectly good for me.

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18:07 Oct-11-2021

It's not necessarily multitasking I'm concerned about. With advanced AI, physics, raytracing and so on + many (maybe even most) AAA games now coming out "open world" + multiplayer of 128 people like in the new BF - there's a lot of strain on the CPU to keep up doing all that math and it will only get worse from here. I suppose this won't be bought by those seeking a high-end experience, but still, it leaves me wondering how feasible these low core count CPUs are for gaming in the future.

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23:00 Oct-11-2021

i agree on this, kinda wishing i got the 5800x. my youngest nephew just bought a 5800x and 6800xt, so cpu above mine, gpu below. he gets a consistent 20-30fps more than me in bf2042. didn't realise how much of a bottleneck ive given myself

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20:40 Oct-11-2021

12400 success will depend on its price imo, sure 6c/12t is not that much for new cpu these days, but if it will cost significantly less than 5600x aka $300 then i think it will be a win. for mid-higher end pc's 8c/16t is minimum imo. ofc there will always be some people who look at current 5600x benchmarks and say "but look at these benchmarks" well yeah.. they are benchmarks of yesterday's software. do you want to run future games no problem or do you want to run current games no problem? that is the question :) also as past showed games were and still are becoming more and more multithreaded so yeah 6c/12t is indeed mostly for budget stuff.

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17:16 Oct-11-2021

Sounds good, though price is real question. Will they match AMD with pumped up prices and go well above 200USD. Or will they stick to old prices to get some of that good grace back, though I doubt it will be below 200USD on release. I could see it dipping latter, but I also doubt they will match Ryzen either, I think it will be slightly above 200USD and 12600K will be more of price match for 5600X. Since I do think Intel will want some of good will back. Plus they know that Ryzen 5000 series won't be forever, AMD will likely have answer to Alder Lake.


Though we do need to see official pricing and independent reviews. Can't wait for that, since Windows 11 is already out, since they needed that for big/little optimizations. Now all is set and it is just down to Intel to make it good release.

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