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Tweaked i5 12400F meets tweaked 5600X!

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Benchmark Scores CB20 4710@4.7GHz Aida64 50.4ns 4.8GHz+4000cl15 tuned ram SOTTR 1080p low 263fps avg CPU game
Got my i5 12400F and a Asus B660m K a few days ago and did a comparison:

Due to IMC or bios I can`t run more than 3600 ram in gear 1 on 12400F atm. I downclocked ram on 5600X and set timings identical where i could to compare.
Timings: 1.42V: 15-19-19-34 - rc 53 - rrds\l\faw 4\4\16 - wr\rtp 12\6 - wtrs\l 3\6 - rfc 512 - refi 65536, refi can`t be adjusted on 5600X, sets itself to 14000-ish. I lowered rfc to 496 and wr\rtp to 10\5 to compensate on 5600X.

5600X runs +200PBO + curve optimizer of 4x-30 and 2x-29 and stock 76W PPT, I could have run 88W which is bios max, but it only yields 300 points and heat/noise/efficiency is not good. Allcore speed on Ryzen is 4.6GHz, single is 4.85GHz.
12400F runs no powerlimit and 10mv undervolt, allcore speed is 4GHz. Single is 4.4GHz.

Aida:
aida 3600.png

aida 3600cl15.png

Easy win for 12400F, superior on R\W\C and slightly better latency.

Cinebench R23:
CB 3600.png

CB 3600cl15.png

Easy win once more, 1000 points higher while consuming 71W vs ryzen 76W.

SOTTR, look at CPU game avg\min, this is what FPS CPU is capable of:
SOTTR 3600.png
SOTTR 3600cl15.png

On avg identical, but 12400F shows nearly 10% higher min fps.

BUT my 5600X can run ram at 4000\2000 fclk and this gives it an advantage:
4000cl16 pbo co.png

SOTTR 4000cl16 1.png


Wrap-up:
I paid a total of 450usd for 5600X+GB B550 S2H and a total of 340usd for 12400F+Asus B660m K. 12400F is faster in productivity, a bit more efficient, runs cooler, but it is a bit slower vs a fully tweaked 5600X due to poor ram speed at gear 1 atm. Maybe a new bios allows me to run 3733 or 3800, then they will be closer. The 5600X runs B-die which boosts fps by about 5% in the 2 last shots, if I had put the B-die with the 12400F I bet I could get 10fps more at 3600 ramspeed. Overall I would say 12400F is the winner as it is cheaper, as fast in gaming is moderately tweaked, faster in productivity and more efficient. 5600X only wins in gaming and some apps like aida once fully tweaked and partyl due to me being lucky with good IO-die which runs 2000+ fclk without WHEA 19. 12400F is the new budget king :)
 
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Huh, I coincidentally run nearly the same PBO, but am at 3200 CL16 on my 5600X. Score 11942 on R23 with all my other junk running in the back. Maybe better cooling, but yeah your score there seemed a bit low.

Still very impressed with Intel for attacking so hard at the mid-range. It's awesome to see such strong competition back and forth again. This is what we needed.
 
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Processor Ryzen 5600X@4.85 CO
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Memory Patriot Viper 4400cl19 2x8@4000cl16 tight subs
Video Card(s) Asus 3060ti TUF OC
Storage WD blue 1TB nvme
Display(s) Lenovo G24-10 144Hz
Case Corsair D4000 Airflow
Power Supply EVGA GQ 650W
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Benchmark Scores CB20 4710@4.7GHz Aida64 50.4ns 4.8GHz+4000cl15 tuned ram SOTTR 1080p low 263fps avg CPU game
Huh, I coincidentally run nearly the same PBO, but am at 3200 CL16 on my 5600X. Score 11942 on R23 with all my other junk running in the back. Maybe better cooling, but yeah your score there seemed a bit low.

Still very impressed with Intel for attacking so hard at the mid-range. It's awesome to see such strong competition back and forth again. This is what we needed.
You probably have higher powerlimit, this was done with 76W PPT. Max my MB does with PBO is 88W, that gives me 4.7GHz allcore and 300 points more, I can also run 4.8@1.32V allcore (this disables the 88W limit in bios) and get close to 12000, but that uses 115W+ and is not worth it in my opinion :)

Ram tuning has nothing to say in CB, but very much in aida and SOTTR :)
 
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