Intel Core i5-11400F vs Intel Core i7-12700K

  • Great for gaming
  • Good value for money
  • Fast performance
  • Reliable and durable
  • Overclocking
  • Great for low-threaded applications
  • Integrated graphics multiplier unlocked
  • Support for DDR5 and PCI-Express 5.0
  • 10 nanometer production process
  • LGA1700 motherboards required

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Power Consumption

Intel Core i5-11400F
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$184 Threat to AMD: Intel i5-11400 CPU Review & Benchmarks vs. R5 3600, 5600X, 11600K
Very good processor still, but it's not something we'd necessarily buy right now because Amd is going to have some 200 apart at some point and it will probably be towards the end of this year hopefully. Uh, and if they don't, the 11400 is that part. it's 180 to 200 bucks
NeutralNeutral
Gamers Nexus
3 months ago
youtube.com
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Intel Core i7-12700K
Works Great!
It's been roughly 6-7 years since I last build my gaming computer. Upgrading to this has been more than significant. As of this writing, I hope you've done your research the I7-12700k's price point and its competition. For this price point, it may be the top dog. Some things to consider before purch...
5/5
Stephen
8 months ago
amazon.com
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Cooling

Intel Core i5-11400F
Intel core i5-11400f Review « TOP NEW Review
It’s able to better the more expensive Ryzen 5 3600 in most tests, including both our game tests. The higher score in Cinebench was particularly damning, as that’s usually a stronghold for AMD, but the Core i5-11400F is ultimately routing AMD’s Zen 2 6-core CPUs and offering much better value. Intel might not have the high-end mainstream CPUs with loads of cores needed to counter AMD at the top end, but it’s mightily strong at the cheaper end of its product stack
PositivePositive
3 months ago
topnewreview.com
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Intel Core i7-12700K
Works Great!
It's been roughly 6-7 years since I last build my gaming computer. Upgrading to this has been more than significant. As of this writing, I hope you've done your research the I7-12700k's price point and its competition. For this price point, it may be the top dog. Some things to consider before purch...
5/5
Stephen
8 months ago
amazon.com
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Performance

Intel Core i5-11400F
youtube
$184 Threat to AMD: Intel i5-11400 CPU Review & Benchmarks vs. R5 3600, 5600X, 11600K
Very good processor still, but it's not something we'd necessarily buy right now because Amd is going to have some 200 apart at some point and it will probably be towards the end of this year hopefully. Uh, and if they don't, the 11400 is that part. it's 180 to 200 bucks
NeutralNeutral
Gamers Nexus
3 months ago
youtube.com
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Intel Core i7-12700K
[Puget] 12th Gen Content Creation Benchmarks
Intel actually takes an even further lead at the i7 and i5 levels, with the Core i7 12700K beating the Ryzen 5800X by 16% on average, and the Core i5 12600K beating the Ryzen 5600X by a large 26%. And based on what we saw with the i9 12900K, we would expect those numbers to increase by roughly another 10% on average if you were to utilize DDR5 memory.
PositivePositive
71
an_angry_Moose
reddit.com/r/hardware
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Benchmarking

Intel Core i5-11400F
youtube
$184 Threat to AMD: Intel i5-11400 CPU Review & Benchmarks vs. R5 3600, 5600X, 11600K
Very good processor still, but it's not something we'd necessarily buy right now because Amd is going to have some 200 apart at some point and it will probably be towards the end of this year hopefully. Uh, and if they don't, the 11400 is that part. it's 180 to 200 bucks
NeutralNeutral
Gamers Nexus
3 months ago
youtube.com
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Intel Core i7-12700K
[Puget] 12th Gen Content Creation Benchmarks
Intel actually takes an even further lead at the i7 and i5 levels, with the Core i7 12700K beating the Ryzen 5800X by 16% on average, and the Core i5 12600K beating the Ryzen 5600X by a large 26%. And based on what we saw with the i9 12900K, we would expect those numbers to increase by roughly another 10% on average if you were to utilize DDR5 memory.
PositivePositive
71
an_angry_Moose
reddit.com/r/hardware
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Price

Intel Core i5-11400F
Intel core i5-11400f Review « TOP NEW Review
It’s able to better the more expensive Ryzen 5 3600 in most tests, including both our game tests. The higher score in Cinebench was particularly damning, as that’s usually a stronghold for AMD, but the Core i5-11400F is ultimately routing AMD’s Zen 2 6-core CPUs and offering much better value. Intel might not have the high-end mainstream CPUs with loads of cores needed to counter AMD at the top end, but it’s mightily strong at the cheaper end of its product stack
PositivePositive
3 months ago
topnewreview.com
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Intel Core i7-12700K
Relatively new to PC building. Having a hard time understanding how to see why/how one GPU is better than another, and also how components all work together to create a PC
So then i7-12700 and the letter designation such as K. Considered a high end gaming CPU, the Intel i7-12700k runs $420. So yes it gets kinda confusing on buying parts. So what I ask up front is WHAT you're going to use it for? If you answer that you want to surf the web, email, and law end gaming, such as mine craft, you do not need a big rig.
PositivePositive
2
Barefoot_Mtn_Boy
reddit.com/r/buildapc
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Compatibility

Intel Core i5-11400F
youtube
Intel Core i5 11400F Review: The Best Mainstream Gaming CPU!
So the 11400f is a winner for sure, but it's upgradability options going into the future are more limited, especially if you want to do something more than just gaming in the here and now. Though this is a pretty awesome product for gaming.
PositivePositive
Digital Foundry
3 months ago
youtube.com
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Intel Core i7-12700K
Relatively new to PC building. Having a hard time understanding how to see why/how one GPU is better than another, and also how components all work together to create a PC
So then i7-12700 and the letter designation such as K. Considered a high end gaming CPU, the Intel i7-12700k runs $420. So yes it gets kinda confusing on buying parts. So what I ask up front is WHAT you're going to use it for? If you answer that you want to surf the web, email, and law end gaming, such as mine craft, you do not need a big rig.
PositivePositive
2
Barefoot_Mtn_Boy
reddit.com/r/buildapc
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Overclocking

Intel Core i5-11400F
youtube
Intel i5-11400F Review - $175 Killer Value Gaming CPU
It's the ultimate value gaming cpu that you can buy right now. At a similar, sometimes even lower price than the Ryzen 5 3600, you're getting significantly more gaming performance in those higher cpu load games. And I think one thing that I want to add here before closing off is that it's not even a case of how much performance you'll be losing by not going with a 5600x or 11 600k by saving that 100
PositivePositive
Optimum Tech
3 months ago
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Intel Core i7-12700K
Intel Core i7-12700K Review - Almost as Fast as the i9-12900K
I'm happy to report that on average, there's little performance to be gained, and it just lowers energy efficiency.
NegativeNegative
3 months ago
techpowerup.com
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