If you're looking to build a mid-range system and either don't need dedicated graphics or are waiting for the prices of graphics cards to return to the realm of sanity, this CPU is an excellent option, especially if paired with a B560 motherboard. If you are planning on using a separate graphics card, check out the cheaper i5-11400F. While the upper tiers of the newly-released 11th Gen Rocket Lake have received criticism for poor value relative to 10th Gen and poor performance relative to Ryzen 5000 series, the 11400 is a solid value. It's a solid improvement over the 10400, and it is currently extremely difficult to acquire AMD processors with integrated GPUs.
Quick review of Intel nomenclature: An "F" designates a CPU without integrated graphics. "K" designates an unlocked CPU that allows overclocking. So the 11400 is a locked CPU with integrated graphics, while the 11400F is a locked CPU that will require a separate graphics card.
All Intel CPUs (even non-K ones) technically allow for *memory* overclocking, just not overclocking the CPU itself. However, previously, their B-series motherboards prevented memory overclocking, limiting RAM speeds to 2933MHz, and you had to buy an expensive Z-series board to use faster RAM.
But with the 11th Gen, the B560 motherboards now support memory overclocking, thus improving the performance of budget and mid-range systems. So a system built with an 11400F and B560 motherboard represents an excellent value. If you don't need a GPU, or want to wait for prices to come down, getting an 11400 and using the integrated graphics is a very compelling option.
|商品尺寸||3.81 x 3.81 x 0.51 cm; 314.68 克|
|CPU 核心数||LGA 1200|