Intel Core i5 12400 "Alder Lake": A Great ~$200 CPU For Linux Users
Among the Intel oneAPI benchmarks used in this comparison were Embree and OSPray.
The Core i5 12400 was performing well in (single threaded) Python workloads like Pybench, Cython-Bench, and PyHPC.
The higher core count processors obviously pay off for threaded rendering workloads like Blender, OSPray, Appleseed, V-RAY, and IndigoBench.
Those wanting to dig into the system details and all 119 individual benchmark results in total can find them over on OpenBenchmarking.org.