Intel’s upcoming i5 12400 could be the king of budget CPUs

Intel’s 12th Generation CPUs have been warmly received but at this point in time, only the high end ‘K’ models are available to buy. Z690 boards are expensive too and as you need to buy both, 12th Gen CPUs are mostly restricted to high end PCs. That’s expected to change from around CES, as Intel releases more affordable 12th Gen models, along with cheaper H670, B660 and H610 motherboards.

Intel’s 11th Gen range featured some underrated models, notably the very affordable 6C/12T i5 11400. Its 12th Gen replacement, the i5 12400 looks like it will be even better by delivering excellent gaming performance along with low power consumption and temperatures. Using the price of the 11400 as a guide, the best part will be its cheap price.

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