Intel Core i5 12400 Processor :
Performance Hybrid Architecture : Performance hybrid architecture, combining Performance-cores (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-Cores) to deliver balanced single-thread and multi-threaded real-world performance.
Intel® Thread Director : Optimizes workloads by helping the OS scheduler intelligently distribute workloads to the optimal cores.
PCIe 5.0 up to 16 Lanes : Offers readiness for up to 32 GT/s for fast access to discrete graphics, storage, and peripheral devices with up to 16 PCI Express 5.0 lanes.
PCIe 4.0 up to 4 Lanes : Offers up to 16 GT/s for fast access to storage and peripheral devices with up to 4 PCI Express 4.0 lanes.
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s : This industry first memory technology supports fast frequencies and high bandwidth and throughput leading to enhanced workflow and productivity.
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s : Continued support of existing memory technology and speeds.
L3 and L2 Cache : Increased shared Intel® Smart Cache (L3) and L2 cache sizes deliver large memory capacity and reduced latency for fast game loading and smooth frame rates.
Intel® Deep Learning Boost : Accelerates AI inference to improve performance for deep learning workloads.
Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA 3.0) : Processes AI speech and audio applications such as neural noise cancellation while simultaneously freeing up CPU resources for overall system performance and responsiveness.
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 : Identifies the processor’s fastest cores and directs critical workloads to them.
Intel® UHD Graphics driven by Xe Architecture : Rich media and intelligent graphics capabilities enable amplified visual complexity, enhanced 3D performance, and faster image processing.
Overclocking Features and Capabilities : When paired with the Intel® Z690 chipset, processor P-cores, E-cores, graphics, and memory can be set to run at frequencies above the processor specification resulting in higher performance.
Wide Selection : Intel Core i5 12400 desktop processor come in a wide range of options for maximum flexibility so you can choose the performance and thermal characteristics you need.
The Intel Core i5 12400 desktop processor redefines x86 architecture performance. Introducing our new performance hybrid architecture,1 combining Performance-cores with Efficient-cores to elevate gaming, productivity, and creation. These breakthrough processors assist the OS in intelligently characterizing workloads to ensure optimal core placement for execution and pave the way for future leaps in processor design. Enjoy the full range of the latest platform innovations like industry first PCIe 5.0 readiness and DDR5 memory. With Intel® UHD graphics immerse yourself in a visually stunning experience with up to 8K HDR support and the ability to view 4 simultaneous 4K displays. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors are available in a wide range of options for maximum flexibility, so you can choose the performance and thermal characteristics you need to game, work, and create like never before.
Breakthrough Core Technology
Intel Core i5 12400 desktop processor product brief block diagram
In a game-changing advance for core performance, Intel Core i5 12400 desktop processors power a revolutionary approach to the x86 architecture. Its Performance-cores—or “P-cores”—are optimized for single & lightly-threaded performance, while its Efficient-cores—or “E-cores”—are optimized for scaling highly-threaded workloads. Intel® Thread Director helps to monitor and analyze performance data in real-time to seamlessly place the right application thread on the right core and optimize performance per watt.2 That means gamers, creators, and professionals can harness both intelligence and power to enhance the experiences that matter most.
Gaming room with powerful personal computer
Whether you’re delving into the latest gaming titles or focusing on advanced professional applications, Intel Core i5 12400 desktop processor enable you to immerse without interruptions. Intel® UHD Graphics driven by Xe Architecture invite you to take a deep dive into vivid new experiences with enhanced visual support for up to 8K HDR video in billions of colors and up to 4 simultaneous 4K displays. Intel Core i5 12400 desktop processors are capable of canceling out interruptions with enhanced Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA) for more efficient noise suppression and background blurring on video. For elite gaming, world-class productivity, free flowing creation, and more, 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors enable deep immersion and focus.
Accelerating Platform Innovation
Mother with infant works with NUC 11 performance mini pc
Tap into the latest platform technologies that drive incredible gaming, workflow, and creation. Our Intel Core i5 12400 desktop processor offer up to 20 lanes (16 PCIe 5.0 and 4 PCIe 4.0) to drive optimal discrete graphics and storage performance by enabling higher bandwidth connection points. DDR5 brings fast speeds up to 4800 MT/s, this allows for increased memory bandwidth speeds compared to previous generations that use DDR4 3200 MT/s memory.3 Fine tune both compute power and performance with unlocked 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors that have overclocking capabilities and Advanced Tuning support via Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU).4 With these and other platform enhancements you’ll be able to work, game, and create with impressive control and confidence.
|12th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processors
|Products formerly Alder Lake
|Recommended Customer Price
|# of Performance-cores
|# of Efficient-cores
|Max Turbo Frequency
|Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency
|Performance-core Base Frequency
|18 MB Intel® Smart Cache
|Total L2 Cache
|Processor Base Power
|Maximum Turbo Power
|Embedded Options Available
|Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
|Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
|Max # of Memory Channels
|Max Memory Bandwidth
|Processor Graphics ‡
|Intel® UHD Graphics 730
|Graphics Base Frequency
|Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
|eDP 1.4b | DP 1.4a | HDMI 2.1
|Max Resolution (HDMI)‡
|4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz
|Max Resolution (DP)‡
|7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz
|Max Resolution (eDP – Integrated Flat Panel)‡
|5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz
|Multi-Format Codec Engines
|Intel® Quick Sync Video
|Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
|# of Displays Supported ‡
|0x4692 / 0x4682
|Direct Media Interface (DMI) Revision
|Max # of DMI Lanes
|PCI Express Revision
|5.0 and 4.0
|PCI Express Configurations ‡
|Up to 1×16+4 | 2×8+4
|Max # of PCI Express Lanes
|Max CPU Configuration
|Thermal Solution Specification
|45.0 mm x 37.5 mm
|Intel® Gaussian & Neural Accelerator
|Intel® Thread Director
|Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost)
|Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported ‡
|Intel® Speed Shift Technology
|Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 ‡
|Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
|Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
|Intel® 64 ‡
|Instruction Set Extensions
|Intel® SSE4.1 | Intel® SSE4.2 | Intel® AVX2
|Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
|Thermal Monitoring Technologies
|Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
|Security & Reliability
|Intel® Threat Detection Technology (TDT)
|Intel® Standard Manageability (ISM) ‡
|Intel® Control-Flow Enforcement Technology
|Intel® AES New Instructions
|Intel® OS Guard
|Execute Disable Bit ‡
|Intel® Boot Guard
|Mode-based Execute Control (MBEC)
|Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡
|Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
|Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) ‡