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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:

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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

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4 Comments

  1. Was the Windows 11 system fully patched? Without knowing I don’t trust test results coming out of Windows 11 otherwise.

  2. [QUOTE=”Space_Ranger, post: 43472, member: 52″]
    Was the Windows 11 system fully patched? Without knowing I don’t trust test results coming out of Windows 11 otherwise.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m kinda waiting for results I trust.

    That said, early looks appear to be mostly positive – Intel may take back overall performance, but do it only by really exploiting the power draw. And from there you can draw whatever conclusion you want depending on what colored shirt you want to wear.

    I think, if that basic early look holds true, it’s an overall net positive – a return to competitiveness in the CPU arena is great, regardless of what color shirt you want to wear.

  3. They look promising, but 125 watt when I can get similar performance out of a 65 watt CPU.

    I have been wanting an Intel box for Plex/server duty but I worry about the heat and draw of these Intel’s.

  4. [QUOTE=”Dogsofjune, post: 43480, member: 168″]
    I have been wanting an Intel box for Plex/server duty but I worry about the heat and draw of these Intel’s.
    [/QUOTE]
    For that… you can get any recent Intel CPU and cap the power (or clockspeed). iGPU is going to do all the real work and that hasn’t changed.

    For gaming though, most are showing Intel to pull [I]less[/I] power on average, and within a handful of watts more at the extremes.

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