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Intel Core i5-10400 2.9GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Desktop Processor EXPIRED

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Best Buy has Intel Core i5-10400 2.9GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Desktop Processor (BX8070110400) on sale for $149.99. Shipping is free.

Amazon also has Intel Core i5-10400 2.9GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Desktop Processor (BX8070110400) on sale for $149.99. Shipping is free.

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Key Specs:
  • Number of Cores: 6-Core
  • Number of Threads: 12
  • Processor Base Frequency: 2.9 Gigahertz
  • Processor Turbo Frequency: 4.3 Gigahertz
  • Unlocked Processor: No
  • Processor Socket: Socket LGA 1200
  • Integrated Graphics: Yes
  • Integrated Graphics Processor: Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Generation: 10th Gen

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Best Buy has a great price on the i5-10400. Looks like the lowest price I could find, maybe ever? You might be able to get another $15 off if you buy a motherboard as well.
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At no price point is intel superior in most applications. Simple as that. For many games it was still price competitive, but now it is not. Zen 3 is superior in nearly every application - often times by dramatic margins when comparing equally priced processors.

The fact that you build systems with intel is of no consequence. Those are the facts. Not "synthetic" benchmarks. Real life benchmarks. As a photographer, AMD is EATING intels lunch in adobe suite applications. Its not close. A 5600x outperforms a 10900K in photoshop. All while using 1/3 the power.

No issue with getting an intel as long as its at a discount - like it should be given the performance deficit in nearly all applications.
The i3 is a 4 core with hyperthreading (8 threads), the i5 is a 6 core with hyperthreading (12 threads).

In gaming, the i5 will probably give you 5% - 20% higher frame rate depending on game, graphics card, and settings.

In terms of "raw" processing power using all cores (e.g. Passmark benchmark score), the i5 will be about 40% faster. (Even though the i5 has 50% more cores, the i3 has higher base clocks which helps shrink the gap.)

Both have integrated graphics and would allow you to use your PC without a graphics card while you wait for a deal (assuming the motherboard has an HDMI port or DisplayPort, which is pretty typical).

Intel designates consumer CPUs without integrated graphics with an "F" at the end of the model number.
Definitely get the extra cores i5 for 50 dollars more.

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Great price!
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Thoughts on that bundled mobo they're offering?
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Thoughts on that bundled mobo they're offering?
I have the gaming edge, but unless you really need the wifi/bluetooth its probably overkill for the 10400. But if you hope to upgrade to an unlocked CPU later than its a great option. I love my board.

The other seems to be a decent budget z490, but I don't know much about it.
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I have the gaming edge, but unless you really need the wifi/bluetooth its probably overkill for the 10400. But if you hope to upgrade to an unlocked CPU later than its a great option. I love my board.

The other seems to be a decent budget z490, but I don't know much about it.
Oh I only saw an Asus. I'll have to go back and look again

Edit: an MSI Z490a pro, not Asus. That's what I see anyhow
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Great deal. Matches price at microcenter and extra $15 off mobo is sweet. Bought it. ~$275 out the door.
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Great deal! Been watching this CPU for my daughter's Xmas build. Thanks!
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How does this compare to the Intel Core i3-10100 for $100?? Also does this have integrated graphics? Because want to build my pc first and wait for a gpu price to go down
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How does this compare to the Intel Core i3-10100 for $100?? Also does this have integrated graphics? Because want to build my pc first and wait for a gpu price to go down
Definitely get the extra cores i5 for 50 dollars more.
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How does this compare to the Intel Core i3-10100 for $100?? Also does this have integrated graphics? Because want to build my pc first and wait for a gpu price to go down
Yes to integrated graphics. Has intel uhd 630. https://ark.intel.com/content/www...0-ghz.html
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How does this compare to the Intel Core i3-10100 for $100?? Also does this have integrated graphics? Because want to build my pc first and wait for a gpu price to go down
The i3 is a 4 core with hyperthreading (8 threads), the i5 is a 6 core with hyperthreading (12 threads).

In gaming, the i5 will probably give you 5% - 20% higher frame rate depending on game, graphics card, and settings.

In terms of "raw" processing power using all cores (e.g. Passmark benchmark score), the i5 will be about 40% faster. (Even though the i5 has 50% more cores, the i3 has higher base clocks which helps shrink the gap.)

Both have integrated graphics and would allow you to use your PC without a graphics card while you wait for a deal (assuming the motherboard has an HDMI port or DisplayPort, which is pretty typical).

Intel designates consumer CPUs without integrated graphics with an "F" at the end of the model number.
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How does this compare to the Intel Core i3-10100 for $100?? Also does this have integrated graphics? Because want to build my pc first and wait for a gpu price to go down
This does have integrated graphics, and it is about the same price as the top-of-the-line Ryzen APU with integrated graphics, the Ryzen 5 3400. But this processor is about a third faster than the 3200G which is at about the same price point. The $100 Intel Core i3-10100 is about as fast as the 3400G, but 2/3rds the price. AMD seems to have abandoned the mid-high end integrated graphics market, probably because they think providing modern APUs would cannibalize their GPU market.
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So I've got an old i5-3550 and can get this 10400 for $90 (relative can get employee pricing) or can bump up to 10600k for $130. I only plan on doing normal home/office use. Would it still be worth the extra $40 or stick with the 10400?
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