Intel Core i5-12400 CPU Performance Review

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Gaming Performance Continued

Far Cry 6

In Far Cry 6, we are running the game with HD Textures installed and turned on, at “Ultra” graphics settings, and utilizing the benchmark.

Intel Core i5-12400 Far Cry 6 Performance Graph

Far Cry 6 is another game where we find large differences in performance between CPUs. The new Intel Core i5-12400 is the clear winner here, offering better performance at all three resolutions, even 4K, compared to all the other CPUs on this graph. The Intel Core i5-12400 is 6% faster than the 5600X at 1080p, 5% faster at 1440p and 2% faster at 4K. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G APU really takes a nosedive in this game on performance, even at 4K. It’s really only on par with the 3600X, considering both are on different architectures (Zen 3 versus Zen 2) this is pretty terrible for the 5600G. The Intel Core i5-12400 is 24% faster at 1080p, 17% faster at 1440p and 8% faster at 4K compared to the 5600G. Those are pretty big numbers for the CPU making a difference in gameplay performance.

Watch Dogs Legion

Intel Core i5-12400 Watch Dogs Legion Performance Graph

We also find very large differences in performance in Watch Dogs Legion with these CPUs. Once again the Intel Core i5-12400 is coming out way on top at 1080p and 1440p. The 12400 is 10% faster at 1080p compared to the 5600X and 6% faster at 1440p. The Ryzen 5 5600G once again takes a nosedive in performance and is even slower than the 5600X at 1080p and 1440p. The 12400 is 26% faster at 1080p and 15% faster at 1440p, these are very large and noticeable differences.

Crysis Remastered

Intel Core i5-12400 Crysis Remastered Performance Graph

Lastly, we also see drastic framerate performance differences in Crysis Remastered. The Ryzen 5 5600X beats the Intel Core i5-12400 at 1080p by just 2%, but at 1440p and 4K they are even. The Ryzen 5 5600G struggles for performance in this game as well, with the 5600X offering better performance at every resolution. The 12400 also offers better performance than the 5600G, it’s 14% faster at 1080p and 9% faster at 1440p, and even 4% faster at 4K.

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Brent Justice
Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. You can follow him on Twitter - @Brent_Justice You can sub to his YouTube channel - Justice Gaming You can check out his computer builds on KIT - @BrentJustice

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