Comparative tests and overclocking:
The actual test of the i5-12400 processor is available here with the performance against other Alder Lakes but also against the current generation of AMD CPUs. With this MAG B660M Mortar Wifi, we have carried out a first series of tests with this new chipset and it is clear that we have not found any real differences in performance with the Z690 chipset. The scores obtained are mostly equivalent or slightly lower.
CPU overclocking :
Unfortunately, it is not possible to overclock our i5-12400 processor here as it is a non-K version (locked multiplier) and furthermore, the B660 chipset does not allow CPU FSB overclocking. Here are the scores obtained under Cinebench R20 and R23.
We also wanted to take a look at the performance of the MSI MAG Coreliquid C240, which was perfectly at home with our i5-12400 as temperatures always stayed below 50°C.
Memory overclocking :
The good news is that the B660 chipset supports memory overclocking. Unfortunately I didn’t have much time to test the Kingston Fury 5200 MT/s CL40. So I used the memory profile within the BIOS, the DDR5-6000 CL44 which turned out to be a 6000 CL36. The memory performance takes off with a significant gain.
Here is what it looks like in table form compared to the memory kit with its stock frequencies.
We’ll be starting our test of the MSI Z690 Unify-X motherboard and its two memory slots very soon, which will give us the opportunity to test this Kingston Fury 5200 MT/s CL40 kit with Hynix chips in depth.