Wild Retail Core i5-12400F in Peru Confirms Price and New Stock Cooler

The retail unit is still the most popular model of Intel CPUs, though it has not been updated for a few years. The new Core i5-12400F offers faster speeds and lower temperatures than its predecessor while maintaining compatibility with older motherboards.

After Intel’s “Zen” moment of unveiling the first K-SKU Alder Lake CPUs, the world now awaits the more economical mid-tier to lower-end processors. Thankfully, an official retail version of the Core i5-12400F has been discovered in Peru, validating several of the Core i5-non-performance-related 12400F’s details.

Stock Cooler with a Cool Price but a Not-So-Cool Stock

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A full retail version of the Intel Core i5-12400F is available for purchase in Peru, according to the Peruvian tech enthusiast website Xanxo Gaming (which was soon passed to Videocardz). This is much ahead of the planned release date in other American nations, notably the United States.

What’s more, the nicest aspect of this news is… The report indicates that the retail price of the Core i5-12400F they purchased was 223 USD (899 SOL). Given the high level of VAT, it’s extremely likely that when it eventually hits PC computer shops in the United States next year, it’ll cost considerably less than $200.

In addition to learning about its existence and official retail pricing, we also got a closer look at the brand new Laminar RM1 Intel stock cooler. If the prior leaked photographs are to be used as a guide… There isn’t much to report on this front. Basically verifies what we’ve previously suspected: the additional fins are plastic and only for show, and the real metal grid fin stack is almost identical to what we’ve seen for millenia. Even the push-pins are still in place. But, hey, at the very least, we’ve got LED light rings like the Wraith Prism coolers, right?

For a few weeks, non-official retail versions of the Core i5-12400(F), as well as alleged engineering samples of the SKUs, have been circulating on sites like eBay. This will, however, be the first time that accurate benchmark information regarding the CPU will be made public. In the next days, Xanxo Gaming is expected to offer a detailed report on its real performance.

That Ryzen 6000 Competitor is still on the way.

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In terms of performance, the majority of the leaked Core i5-12400(F) samples have already shown that it can outperform the similar-tier Ryzen 5 5600X in practically all games, as well as multithreaded programs. Prior to Alder Lake, Zen 3 used to absolutely dominate Intel in terms of productivity loads. The earlier Rocket Lake and Comet Lake designs only manage to swap leads between games, with their main selling point being novelty or the ability to create cheaper mid-range setups utilizing either the Core i5-10400F or i5-11400F.

This time, though, it just doesn’t make sense to create a new Ryzen 5 5600X system since the Core i5-12400(F) is now verified to sell for over $100 less than the highest mid-range Ryzen 5000 series performance. With the advent of affordable B660 and H670 Alder lake motherboards, with price decreases for the Ryzen 7 5800X continuing prevalent, it seems that jumping tiers is the preferable option for Team Red fans.

That, or hope to the RNG gods that AMD hasn’t fully abandoned the $100-$200 price range by the time Ryzen 6000 CPUs are released.

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