Intel Core i5-12400 CPU Performance Review

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Rendering Performance

We will now take a look at how rendering performance compares.

Cinebench R23

Intel Core i5-12400 Cinebench R23 CPU Multi-Core Graph

Remember, all the CPUs shown here have the core and thread count, 6 Cores/12 Threads, yet look at these differences in performance. The Intel Core i5-12400 comes out on top, it’s 11% faster than the Ryzen 5 5600G and 14% faster than the Ryzen 5 5600X in Cinebench! The CPU only boosts to 4.4GHz as well, we are talking all architecture here, IPC improvements that do make a difference. Compared to the 3600X it is 29% faster.

Intel Core i5-12400 Cinebench R23 CPU Single-Core Graph

The new Intel Core i5-12400 is also superior on single-thread performance, at 13% faster than the Ryzen 5 5600X and 20% faster than the Ryzen 5 5600G. It’s also 32% faster than the 3600X.

Blender Open Data Benchmark

Intel Core i5-12400 Blender Open Data Benchmark classroom Graph

Blender shows us a real-world advantage of the Intel Core i5-12400, it renders the classroom scene in less time than any other CPU on this graph. It’s actually 5 seconds faster at rendering versus the 5600X and 18 seconds faster than the 5600G. The biggest result is versus the 3700X where it is a whole minute faster.

V-Ray 5 Benchmark

Intel Core i5-12400 V-Ray 5 Benchmark Performance Graph

In V-Ray rendering, the Intel Core i5-12400 is as fast, or slightly faster than the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. It’s 5% faster than the 5600G and 16% faster than the 3600X.


Intel Core i5-12400 HandBrake performance Graph

In HandBrake, we find another real-world advantage for the Intel Core i5-12400. It transcodes this video file faster than any other CPU on this graph. It’s 4% faster than the Ryzen 5 5600G, 5% faster than the 5600X, and 13% faster than the 3600X. If you are transcoding a lot of video files, or very long videos, the 12400 will cumulatively save you time over these other 6 Core/12 thread CPUs.

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Brent Justice
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