Intel Core i5-12400F hits an all-time low of $155

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By TechSpot

For those upgrading their platform or building a new PC, the Core i5-12400F with a decent B660 board seems like the way to go. The advantage of Intel LGA 1700 platform is that it will support another CPU generation, so if you were to buy the 12400F now, it’s conceivable that upgrading to a Raptor Lake Core i7 in the future would be of benefit, provided you got a decent B660 board now.

By TechPowerUp


The Core i5-12400F offers the best value of all the processors we’ve tested so far. Given that price point, it’s really hard not to recommend this CPU. AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X is considerably more expensive. The Core i5-12400F at its current price point is exactly what Intel needed to restore competitiveness against AMD’s Ryzen. Remember, this segment has huge volume, we’re talking millions of CPUs.

By EuroGamer

Following the conclusion of our testing, one thing is clear: the 12900K and 12600K are stellar CPUs, but the 12700K and 12400F do nearly as well while costing significantly less than Intel’s top-end 8P-core and 6P-core CPUs.

By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

The Core i5-12400F isn’t as much of a do-anything powerhouse as the Core i5-12600K, but it canes the Core i5-11400F on desktop duties and slips ahead of the Ryzen 5 5600X for good measure. That’s currently AMD’s best mid-range desktop CPU, and will be until the Ryzen 7000 series launches later this year, so for the cheaper Core i5-11400F to come along and pip it is quite the achievement.

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