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Deals Alert: Intel 12th Gen Core i5-12400 is selling at a price you shouldn't miss

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If you are looking to buy a new gaming PC or a PC in general, the CPU choice is often a difficult one to make. However, today's not that day as the Intel 12th Gen Core i5-12400 processor, built on the latest Alder Lake CPU micro-architecture, is selling for just $159.99 on Amazon US, which is more than $30 lower than the minimum recommended MSRP.

The 6 core/12 thread Core i5-12400 is a very potent gaming CPU and it can be paired up even with some of the fastest discrete GPUs from AMD or Nvidia, like the upcoming Radeon RX 6950 XT. In terms of gaming, the processor is comparable to the AMD Ryzen 7 5700X which sells for a far higher price. In terms of application performance, the i5-12400 is about on par with the Ryzen 5 5600X, also far more expensive.

And in the case you decide to not get a graphics card for now, the i5-12400 also comes with UHD 730 integrated graphics meaning you can get a display out and won't need to spend money on something like the dreadful GT 710. Also, the UHD 730 is faster than the GT 710 so it's a win-win situation.

Here are the full specs of the Core i5-12400:

  • CPU Specifications

    • Total Cores: 6

    • # of Performance-cores: 6

    • # of Efficient-cores: 0

    • Total Threads: 12

    • Max Turbo Frequency: 4.40 GHz

    • Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency: 4.40 GHz

    • Performance-core Base Frequency: 2.50 GHz

    • Cache: 18 MB Intel Smart Cache

    • Total L2 Cache: 7.5 MB

    • Processor Base Power: 65 W

    • Maximum Turbo Power: 117 W

  • Processor Graphics

    • Processor Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 730

    • Graphics Base Frequency: 300 MHz

    • Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency: 1.45 GHz

    • Graphics Outputs: eDP 1.4b, DP 1.4a, HDMI 2.1

    • Execution Units (EU): 24

    • Max Resolution (HDMI): 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz

    • Max Resolution (DP): 7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz

    • Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel): 5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz

    • DirectX 12 support

    • OpenGL 4.5 support

    • Intel® Quick Sync Video: Yes

    • Intel® Clear Video HD Technology: Yes

    • # of Displays Supported: 4

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