Intel Core I5-11400 – Core I5 11th Gen Rocket Lake 6-Core 2.6 GHz LGA 1200 65W
The Core i5-11400 continues to outperform all similarly priced CPUs. Most graphics cards on the market can easily keep up with it, especially at higher resolutions and fidelity settings, and Intel has introduced support for RAM overclocking to all B-series motherboards. You may also tweak a few power parameters in the BIOS to gain a sizable overclock-like boost for threaded
The Intel Core i5-11400, which is part of the Rocket Lake family, is a shockingly low-cost and nimble CPU with six cores and 12 threads for $182, or $157 for the graphics-less F-series edition. Surprisingly, AMD lacks a current processor to compete with the 11400, so it must rely on AMD’s two-year-old $199 Ryzen 5 3600, which isn’t competitive in gaming. This results in a one-sided war, with Intel dominating the entry-level PC gaming market and the Core i5-11400 gaining a slot on our Best CPUs list.