The Core i5-7400 4-Core 3.0GHz is a high-end CPU based on Intel's 7th Gen 14nm, Kaby Lake microarchitecture. It offers 4 physical cores (4 logical), initially clocked at 3.0GHz, which may go up to 3.5GHz using Turbo Boost.
It doesn't have an unlocked multiplier therefore it can't be overclocked using traditional methods.
It has 6MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB.
It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 65W. It is on par with competitor processors.
Among its many features, Intel Enhanced Speedstep, Turbo Boost 2.0 and Virtualization are activated.
It integrates Intel HD Graphics 630 on board. It has a base frequency of 350MHz which can go up to 1GHz as well as offering DirectX 12 support.
This CPU is likely to offer excellent computational performance and will not be the bottleneck in any modern gaming PC.
Performance-wise, it is a good upgrade if you are still using i5 2XXX cpu, any other more recent i5 gen will get you roughly the same performance (or even better)
Update the line-up please. It is released now.
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