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 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  
You can join the discussion on Intel’s i5-12400 six-core Alder Lake processor reportedly delivering Ryzen 5 5600X-beating performance on the OC3D Forums.