The i3 models and low powered T models are not widely available in the US. It seems like Europe got a sizable shipment of them but the US shipment (if any) was probably sucked up by OEM computer builders. B&H Photo puts the 12100 with an expected availability of 2-4 weeks with a $146.50 price tag. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1675539-REG/intel_bx8071512100_core_i3_12100_desktop_processor.htmlSo far, all I've seen is some third party selling some on Newegg for about $155 each, which is over 1/3 more than I was told
they were going to sell for. ($115)
When will these become widely available?
¯\_(ツ)_/¯Yep, when I check Newegg, I see $152. When I look at Micro Center, I don't see it at all.
Recommended customer price, according to Intel, is $97 to $104. The only reason I can see for the much higher prices are profiteers and scalpers....
12400 is the bee's knees.With the 12400 having 50% more cores AND iGPU I guess I'd say trying to save ~$50 after board discount at that point is a very shortsighted move, especially given how little $50 gets you elsewhere in your build. It's not even a GPU step anymore :/
Well, I fell into that trap. The OP says 12100 and I answered everything assuming that the 12100 was the chip of choice, but then later he says 12100F. I am an anal retentive pedantic guy, but how else can we have a proper discussion if we don't even know what chip we are talking about?I'd update your topic title or otherwise specify the "F" version in your OP, or you are going to get a lot pedantic responses to your thread...
Further, if we are MC budget building has the 10400 at $130, 11400 at $150 and 12400 at $170. With the 12400 having 50% more cores AND iGPU I guess I'd say trying to save ~$50 after board discount at that point is a very shortsighted move, especially given how little $50 gets you elsewhere in your build. It's not even a GPU step anymore :/
If you are truly on a budget shopping at MC, a 10400 is still a pretty awesome choice IMO.
Probably a lot if not most games. I wouldn't recommend anything less than a six core today for that though. I went from a four core to six and noticed a significant difference in BF1, and that was with an RX 480. Not exactly a new game either.tomayto, tomahto
It's all subjective and based on budget. If OP wants to build a full system for $500 or less that's fine. If OP wants that $500 system to perform like a 12900 then there's a problem. If the use case for a 12100 is to run a FS then it'll work just fine or even as a router it will work fine. I suppose if you threw a 3090 into it gaming would work as well.
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