+24%: Intel Core i5-12400 QS blasts Core i5-11400 in gaming tests

With the same core count as the last generation

A Chinese YouTuber has tested the processors Intel Core i5 12400, model without hybrid cores, in some games and the result was performance up to 24% higher than Core i5-11400 with the same core count. The reviewer used setups with a board Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, memoirs HyperX Predator DDR4-4000 on 18-18-18-38 and the plates MSI Z690A-Pro for Alder Lake and MEG Z590 Ace to Rocket Lake.

different from new hybrid architecture of the most robust Alder Lake S processors, the Core i5 12400 QS only features P-Golden Cove cores, leaving out the nuclei E-Gracemont focused on computational efficiency, with count of 6 cores and 12 threads, a same as i5-11400. For gamer setups, the absence of the E cores makes little difference, since games generally use only performance-oriented processors. Considering the recent DRM issues, this effectively makes life easier for the user, as he will have no problems with anti-piracy software that fail to validate the hardware.

The i5 12400 has a project 65W thermal, 18 MB L3 cache and base and boost frequencies of 2.5 GHz and 4.4 GHz respectively and, according to YouTuber, the processor is a Qualifying sample (QS) and not engineering as the CPU-Z accused. Therefore, the model is effectively identical to the final version that will hit the market.


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The reviewer compared the i5-12400 with the top of the line i9-12900K and the Core i5-11400, model Rocket Lake equivalent, and the results were very favorable for the CPU that must be one of the new generation entry models costing less than $250. In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the difference between the Alder Lake and Rocket Lake CPUs was minimal, at just 2.33%.

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On the other hand, the new Golden Cove cores made the leap worth generational in games with many elements to be generated simultaneously, usually where the focus is the online element. In Grand Theft Auto V the Core i5 12400 delivered 18% more FPS than the i5-11400, and an impressive 24% more in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

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The i5 processor family from 12The generation will still have the i5-12600K, 10 cores and 16 threads, but 4 of those cores are E-Gracemont. although still no comparative tests between i5-12400 and i5-12600k, the main difference in performance between these models should be due to the higher frequencies (2.8GHz/4.9GHz) and L3 cache (20 MB) in the most powerful and most expensive model, with suggested price of $290.

The first results of the 12 entry modelThe Intel’s generation can represent a a good sign for those who are still stuck in very old generations.. Because it supports DDR4 and DDR5 memories, many users will have the opportunity for a partial upgrade of your setups taking advantage of your memory kits, investing only in a Z690 motherboard, and using Core i5-12400 as gateway in the new generation and ensuring a good longevity for the setup as a whole.

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Source: Tom’s HARDWARE

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