Core i5-12400, i3-12300 Leak Shows Surprising Performance

Leaked benchmarks for Intel’s new 12th Gen Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs (NASDAQ: INTC), traditionally very popular value-conscious options, revealed excellent performance this week. If you’re looking for a PC upgrade to improve gaming performance and productivity, the new Core i5-12400, Core i3-12300, and Core i3-12100 might be just what you need.

Benchmarks, posted on Chiphell (via Videocardz) reveal excellent performance for these three low-end CPUs, which fall short of the Core i5-12600K above, and this will likely worry AMD, who will not it has low-end options. for its Zen 3 CPUs below the Ryzen 5 5700G.

Nothing is known about pricing yet, but the Core i5-11400 and Core i5-10400 have been extremely popular with PC gamers thanks to their low price and ability to avoid bottlenecks with low to mid-range GPUs. This is because cheaper motherboards are expected to support Intel’s new 12th Gen LGA1700 CPUs (with H610 and B660 chipsets), making the new CPUs even more attractive.

You can see the benchmarks below, which I added to mine for Cinebench R23 and compared to older Intel CPUs, such as the Core i5-10400 and Core i5-11400, while also adding Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) the results of the benchmarks published in Chiphell.

Above is the multi-threaded test in Cinebench, which reveals that the Core i5-12400 outperforms the Ryzen 5 5600X comfortably and also outperforms the Core i5-11600K.

The Core i3-12300 and Core i3-12100 seem to sit somewhere between the Core i5-1400 and the Core i5-11400, offering excellent multi-threaded performance for what should be a relatively affordable price.

Above is the single threaded test and here the new CPUs will really hit AMD and offer some very attractive upgrades as well. They offer significantly more performance than the Core i5-11400, 11600K and Ryzen 5 5600X and more than twice the performance of the Core i5-10400F.

Above are the CS: GO results for the newer CPUs as well, and while it’s just a game with an unknown graphics card at the helm, it points to all three CPUs offering similar or better performance to AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600G; I imagine the two Core i3 CPUs will likely end up costing a lot less than the AMD chip.

So, if you can’t come up with a Core i5-12600K or have been waiting for a more affordable motherboard to pair with some less expensive 12th Gen CPUs, Intel’s new Core i5 and Core i3 offerings might have a hit. There is a good quality price relation. .

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