Schools are almost back in session and that means retailers are offering lots of discounts on items that students might need. This week, Newegg has been offering a slew of deals on PC components that would be perfect for someone building a new rig for a new school year.
Today, the online retailer has the Intel Core i5-9400F Coffee Lake 2.9 GHz desktop processor without integrated graphics for $134.99 with the code EMCTDUB22 at checkout. That’s $44 off the $179.99 MSRP and one of the lowest prices we have seen for this CPU.
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The Core i5 features a max turbo boost of up to 4.1GHz, supports DDR4 as well as Intel Optane memory.
We praised the Intel Core i5-9400F for its leading game performance and reasonable price. However, we -did not like that it lacks integrated graphics and comes with a locked ratio multiplier. But if you are on the lookout for a mid-range CPU, this might be a good choice for you.
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Would say this is kinda pointless. Puts it around the same as a 2600 which has double the threads and is overclockable. Still need a Z board for the intel too.Reply
Only real reason to buy intel now is quick sync which these chips can’t do.
If your purely gaming this chip is about the only good deal from intel.Reply
Problem is a ryzen 5 2600 has smt and supports overclocking. Because of this, the 2600 wins in multithreaded workloads, has much more stable framerate in games and is only slightly behind in overall gaming framerate.
Plus the 2600 utilizes dirt cheap b450 boards while the 9400f needs a slightly more expensive b365 motherboard or a much, much more expensive z390 motherboard to gain a simmilar feature set to b450 including the lack of an artificial ram speed limit and support for overclocking.