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Intel's i5-12400 Six-Core Alder Lake CPU delivers excellent performance in leaked benchmarks

That's a high single-threaded Cinebench Score for a low-end processor

Intel's i5-12400 Six-Core Alder Lake CPU delivers excellent performance in leaked benchmarks

Intel's i5-12400 Six-Core Alder Lake CPU delivers excellent performance in leaked benchmarks

Intel's i5-12400 might just be the most interesting processor within Intel's Alder Lake CPU lineup, reportedly offering users six cores and twelve threads. Why is that interesting? That means that Intel's lower-end i5 will not utilise a hybrid x86 core configuration. Intel's i5-12400 only features Intel's performance cores.  

Intel's 12th Generation Alder Lake CPUs can offer users a mix of Performance Cores and Efficient Cores. The i5-12400's big-core-only design delivers single-core boost speeds that are said to be as high as 4.4GHz and all-core boost clock speeds that are as high as 4GHz. Being a big-core-only processor, this CPU allows us to directly compare Alder Lake with Ryzen without considering Intel's smaller efficient cores. 

According to leaked benchmarks from Bilibili (via @9550pro), Intel's lower-end Alder Lake i5 is highly competitive with AMD's Ryzen 5000 series core-to-core, delivering performance levels that match or exceed that of AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X. 

  

Intel's i5-12400 Six-Core Alder Lake CPU delivers excellent performance in leaked benchmarks  

In Cinebench R20, Intel's Alder Lake i5-12400 delivers a single-threaded score of 659 and a multi-threaded score of 4784. In our Ryzen 5 5600X review, AMD's processor achieved single-threaded and multi-threaded scores of 598 and 4350, respectively. 

If these scores are representative of Alder Lake's performance in other workloads, Intel might be able to deliver enough performance to dethrone AMD within the desktop x86 market. That said, it remains to be seen whether or not these leaked benchmarks are legitimate and if these scores translate to increased performance levels in other workloads. 

Should these benchmark scores prove legitimate, it showcases the high-performance potential of Intel's Alder Lake performance cores. Intel's i5-12400 s set to become Intel's next low-end 6-core processor, and it can outpace AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X. Just imagine the performance levels that Intel's higher-end Alder Lake processors will achieve with higher clock speeds and boosted core counts. 


Intel's i5-12400 Six-Core Alder Lake CPU delivers excellent performance in leaked benchmarks  
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12-10-2021, 05:49:37

Peace
Looks very promising! I'm just wondering if CPUs with big-little-configs could potentially lose some performance when switching workloads between those types of cores if that is even possible. Or could there be a short "thinking second" while the CPU decides on which cores a software should run? OR or or is this all done by the OS? Quote

12-10-2021, 09:41:48

Avet
Windows 11 was released for that purpose, and Intel is also releasing Thread Director to cover for Microsoft's incompetence. Most tasks should be run with one or other exclusively. Few tasks like rendering will have hybrid approach, like we see in CPU/GPU hybrid benchmarks (Cycles, V-Ray).Quote

12-10-2021, 19:38:38

NeverBackDown
It's not to cover for anything. Idk why you keep posting that at every opportunity.

It's Intel's SDK for kernel developers to best take advantage of their hardware. They release stuff like this all the time you just don't hear about it. It was also built alongside with MS. They worked together to take advantage of the thread director hardware. This is new in the non mobile/traditional x86 space. Mobile has had this for over a decade. That's a lot of experience to leverage.

It's like complaining MS is incompetent with AMDs Zen architecture when it launched because it wasn't threading correctly. Yet over time is now doing so just fine. And to be fair, this alder lake is more complex.


On point though, this score is impressive as Mark said considering it's not the highest end.Quote

12-10-2021, 23:41:30

Avet
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
It's not to cover for anything. Idk why you keep posting that at every opportunity.

It's Intel's SDK for kernel developers to best take advantage of their hardware. They release stuff like this all the time you just don't hear about it. It was also built alongside with MS. They worked together to take advantage of the thread director hardware. This is new in the non mobile/traditional x86 space. Mobile has had this for over a decade. That's a lot of experience to leverage.

It's like complaining MS is incompetent with AMDs Zen architecture when it launched because it wasn't threading correctly. Yet over time is now doing so just fine. And to be fair, this alder lake is more complex.

On point though, this score is impressive as Mark said considering it's not the highest end.
I did mention it once but it was as a response to a question that had three options. Out of those three Microsoft was the correct answer.

This is a trillion dollar company that has some of the greatest minds on the planet working there. For them to have so many broken things that don't get fixed is just comical. iOS and Linux have things corrected very fast, so it can be done. Microsoft deserves and needs every single bad post and press that it can get.

If Intel was sure that Microsoft scheduler would work they wouldn't invest resources into making Thread Director. And Intel was definitely involved in scheduler development. Because it is more likely to be broken than it is to work perfectly Intel made their own solution because they need 12th gen to perform to it's best right now. They can't wait like AMD did for months to get performance on Windows, because AMD will have a response in that time.

Since this is getting off topic the most important thing is that we have a fight on. If we see AMD and Intel dethroning each other every year it will be amazing.

And if these leaks are true this CPU could be amazing for pretty much every gaming PC.Quote

13-10-2021, 02:13:27

looz
One side might speculate that Intel has Thread Director ready since it's absolutely necessary for them.


Others might speculate that AMD didn't have an in-house solution ready to fix the Windows scheduler since their software department is rather lacking. :PQuote
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