Intel’s upcoming i5 12400 may be the king of cheap CPUs

Intel’s 12th-generation CPUs have been warmly welcomed, but currently only high-end “K” models can be purchased. The Z690 motherboard is also expensive because you need to buy both at the same time, and the 12th generation CPU is mainly limited to high-end PCs. As Intel releases more affordable 12th-generation models and cheaper H670, B660 and H610 motherboards, this is expected to change around CES.

Intel’s 11th generation series has some underrated models, especially the very affordable 6C/12T i5 11400. Its 12th-generation replacement i5 12400 looks better by providing excellent gaming performance as well as low power consumption and low temperature. With the price of 11400 as a guide, the best part is its cheapness.