Comptoir Hardware has shared early benchmarks for the Intel Core i5-12400F that suggest the 6C/6T processor might offer a similar level of gaming performance as Intel’s previous flagship, the Core i9-11900K, as well as AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X. The parity is exciting because this chip is speculated to cost around $200, making it substantially cheaper than red team’s Zen 3 option. AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X processor is currently going for around $300 at major retailers.
Performance comparison derived from 12 games tested on a Windows 11 system with DDR5 memory and Radeon RX 6900 XT:
Intel’s first mainstream desktop Alder Lake processors went on sale yesterday, but the Core i5-12400F will be released at a later date. The Core i5-12400F is unique in that it leverages only Performance-cores (P-cores); Efficient-cores (E-cores) are either disabled or missing altogether.
Source: Comptoir Hardware