Although it has not been officially announced by Intel yet, the Core i5-12400F Alder Lake processor has been unexpectedly opened for sale at a chain of computer parts stores in Peru. XanxoGaming, a famous technology site of this country, later confirmed that they had purchased a retail version of the Core i5-12400F model that is being sold for about $222, in order to make an early judgment on the product. Products.
Notably, the images shared by XanxoGaming show that the Core i5-12400F comes with the Intel-developed Laminar RM1 CPU cooling system, which is receiving a lot of attention. In fact, the RM1 can be considered a redesigned version of the stock cooling system since the Sandy Bridge processor generation. It’s been more than a decade since the launch of Sandy Bridge, so there will be a lot of great improvements applied to Laminar RM1, bringing better heat dissipation to the new chip line.
This is also not the first time Intel processors have been sold before their official launch this year. Earlier, VideoCardz also reported that the Intel Core i7-11700K, a model of the Rocket Lake-S series, was on sale a few weeks before Intel officially announced it.
The Core i5-12400F will be one of the first non-K processors to be released, and is part of the Alder Lake-S series. Although Alder Lake chips currently adhere to an architectural model that combines high-performance cores and power-saving cores, the Core i5-12400F is unlikely to go that way. This will be one of the first Alder Lake desktop processors to use only Golden Cove high-performance cores.
The leaked benchmark results of the Intel Core i5-12400F also show the relatively impressive performance of this chip when compared to competing CPU models. Speaks faster than AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X in both synthetic performance and gaming tests. At the same time, it also slightly outperforms its predecessor Core i5-11400F in multi-threaded performance tests. However, those who were expecting the Core i5-12400F to make a splash with the Core i7-11700K will probably be disappointed, as both the clock speed and the thread count are worse.
In terms of basic specifications, the Core i5-12400F has 6 cores and 12 threads, as well as a base clock of 2.5 GHz and can be boosted up to 4.4 GHz (4.0 GHz all cores) . In terms of power consumption, the processor is said to have a TDP of 65W.
Intel is expected to introduce its “non-K” Alder Lake processors on January 4, within the framework of CES 2022.