Review: Core i5 12400 processor (super value when paired with DDR4)

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    With six performance cores and hyper-threading, the Core i5 12400 might be the most desired budget-friendly and properly performing Alder Lake series processor as a gaming platform. It offers heaps of...

    Review: Core i5 12400 processor
     
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  2. kapu

    kapu Ancient Guru

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    It beats or it's equal to 5600X . DAMN.
     
  3. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    $200 and kicks 5800x's ass in gaming
    and the 12400f is 170.

    just lol

    getting this as soon as b660 is out,just need to see 12700F at $315,that'll be an awesome one too.
     
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    That CPU gets a WOW from me.
    I recall the fiasco with AMD's3600 and 3600x that it would not run at advertised full clock speed on all cores.
    Causing a lot of disappointment to all punters who bought into the CPU.
     
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    Kool64 Maha Guru

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    to put that into perspective my 11400 only gets 575 at that same boost speed in CPUZ. That's quite the IPC leap.
     
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    mackintosh Master Guru

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    Amazing. It's about time Intel got back into the groove.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Interesting.
     
  8. metagamer

    metagamer Ancient Guru

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    Great little chip.
     
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    maize1951 Master Guru

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    Nice price for the CPU, but price of RAM for it is very expensive at this time.
     
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    tty8k Master Guru

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    Just Yes.
    No argument whatsoever.
     
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    This is Alder Lake at it's best. When configured right this architecture offers excellent performance with limited core count, just as good as Zen 3. It's still hard to say which to buy for gaming, R5 5600X or i5-12400, since at least in Finland, the B660 motherboards are not that cheap, beginning from ~140 € for now, the cheapest ones being not very desirable. Price of R5 5600X will surely drop in response and you can pair it with boards of excellent price-quality, so I totally would not call this release a victory, but it is a totally competitive and considerable product I could happily recommend too. Good job Intel!
    One thing that can be said in defense of this product is the newer PCI-E 5 standard though. We will surely see M2 SSDs that utilize the bandwith sooner than expected, many products already this year, though are they worth buying is a different story.

    EDIT. It seems not all 600-series motherboards support PCI-E 5, the mobo maker decides it. For example MSI B660M Mortar does not. In any case B660 boards are limited to only one PCI-E 5 slot. Not sure if you can distribute the lanes from BIOS how you wish.
     
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    Sounds like the perfect upgrade from my 8600K for gaming. At 5.1Ghz my 8600K scores in CPUZ 600 single core and about 3300 multicore. While the 12400 scores 700/5000. Now, my only issue are cheap(er) motherboards, the B660 and/or H670.
     
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    "An affordable CPU does need an affordable infrastructure." -----------------------------> Very well said!
     

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    So you get 9900K performance and even better single thread performance.
     
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    Is this a viable upgrade to my 8700k as they have the same number of cores and threads

    Anyhow will wait for AMD's 3D Cache cpus as I will be upgrading the mobo either way if I were to upgrade. Not interested with DDR5 as I want to reuse my 32gb DDR4.
     
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    It seems 5800X3D will be faster , but sure will be more expensive. I expect it to cost 500 eur , just because they can.
     
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    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    the sound of amd fan's dream being put to bed by this little beast lol
     
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    Considering 5600x came out more than a year ago its bound to be beaten by a next gen i5. It would be silly and embarrassing not to.

    It would be interesting seeing how it stacks up to new upcoming ryzen cpus tho.
     
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