Rumor machine: Intel’s Alder Lake desktop processors aren’t here yet, but that doesn’t stop the leaks from spoiling any surprises Team Blue may have in store, especially when it comes to its 12th-gen offerings focused on the market. budget. So far, most of the leaks have been related to the flagship Core i9-12900K processor, which could be a serious contender for AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X, but it looks like Alder Lake could be competitive at multiple price points.
If a new leak from a Bilibili user is anything to go by, the upcoming Intel Core i5-12400 processor will also be a compelling alternative to existing value options such as the Core i5-10400F or the Ryzen 5 3600 and Ryzen 5 processors. AMD 5600X. Notably, the Core i5-12400 does not use the big.LITTLE configuration of high-end Alder Lake parts. Rather, it is a six-core, 12-thread processor that is only equipped with Golden Cove cores.
The new processor will ship with 18 megabytes of L3 cache (three megabytes per core) and has a base clock of 2.5 GHz. When it comes to cranking up clocks, the Core i5-12400 seems to go up to 4.0 GHz on all cores or up to 4.4 GHz in workloads that only attach one single heart. Interestingly, the engineering sample in the leak doesn’t need more than 78.5 watts at full load and will be able to stay relatively cool. The leak manager said he was able to keep it at 60 degrees Celsius during stress testing using an air cooler he had around.
In terms of performance, the Core i5-12400 scored 681.7 points in the single-core CPU-Z test and 4,983.8 points in the multi-core test. These results are better than its predecessor, which is only able to score around 530 points in the single-core test and 4000 points in the multi-core test. The Alder Lake part is also better than the Ryzen 5 3600 and the Ryzen 5 5600X, with the latter scoring 630 points in the single-core test and 4871 in the multi-core test.
The leak also includes a screenshot of the Cinebench R20 test results, where we see the Core i5-12400 score 659 points in the single-core test – slightly better than the Core i9-11900K, which is Intel’s flagship Rocket Lake processor. . This result is also superior to the Ryzen 9 5950X, which is only able to score around 640 points without overclocking. As you might expect, the Core i5-12400 is able to beat its predecessor in the multi-core test, with 4,784 points compared to 3,954 for the Core i5-11400F. However, it also beats the Core i5-11600K and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processors.
As always, take these results with a healthy dose of salt. That said, if Intel is able to come up with a six-core Alder Lake processor under $ 200 that can outperform our current top recommendations in the value segment, it would lend some credibility to CEO Pat Gelsinger’s recent claim. that AMD’s performance leads in office space will end with the arrival of the Alder Lake family. It won’t be long before we can put this claim to the test.
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