Intel Core i5 11400F and ASUS B560 Plus Prime Review
Published: 23rd April 2021 | Source: Intel | Price: |
Whenever a new series of products launches it's very easy to get carried away on the wave of the high end performance and become a little power crazy. It is, however, important to remember that, for the majority of us, budgetary restrictions or a very real issue and any opportunity that we can take to get plenty of power for less outlay is one that has to be taken.
Naturally when you're trimming the budget you're going to lose a little in certain places. Whilst the Core i5-11400 doesn't have the unlocked multiplier and overclocking capabilities of the K series, it still runs at 4.2 GHz on all cores, and still has 12 threads. This should be more than enough to handle any gaming requirements, as well as the other parts of using a system that we all do, even if they aren't our primary use.
ASUS B560-Plus Prime
Like the CPU, the ASUS B560-Plus Prime hasn't got nearly as much connectivity as a full-fat Z590 chipset, but it still has everything you can require for most systems, with the PCIe 4.0 M.2 and PCI Express x16 slot being the main attractions. For £120. Let's take a closer look at it on the next page.