[SOLVED] 12400 or 5600g

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Currently have 2 pc for family of 4, 2 outdated gaming / laptop and 1 potato pc1st gen i5m

Long story...
Getting a 4k tv Very soon , and i only rely on pc source input, meaning a PC needed.
Eventually the laptop is bought for TV for light games and movie but not now becoz gpu doesnt exist anymore...

So
Eventually the pc planning to buy will be for gaming with a real gpu
5600g now and game slower later OR
12400 now if it can handle 4k and game faster later?

In intel case should i cheap out for h610 over b660?

Never bothered to upgrade cpu inshort term
 

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At 4k either CPU is likely going to game about the same, as 4k is more GPU dependent. If you are doing no gaming, prior to GPU purchase, go with the 12400. If you are wanting to attempt to do some light gaming, at a lower resolution, prior to GPU purchase, the 5600g would be the better choice.
 

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Currently have 2 pc for family of 4, 2 outdated gaming / laptop and 1 potato pc1st gen i5m

Long story...
Getting a 4k tv Very soon , and i only rely on pc source input, meaning a PC needed.
Eventually the laptop is bought for TV for light games and movie but not now becoz gpu doesnt exist anymore...

So
Eventually the pc planning to buy will be for gaming with a real gpu
5600g now and game slower later OR
12400 now if it can handle 4k and game faster later?

In intel case should i cheap out for h610 over b660?

Never bothered to upgrade cpu inshort term
The 12400 is the better gaming CPU, but you could be waiting a while for a GPU. So in the short term you are better served by the 5600G. The 5700G is also worth considering, that's not that much more expensive where I live.
I wouldn't cheap out on the motherboard to be honest, I've been burnt with this before. I would get a good quality B660 to go with it. An MSI B660M Mortar would be my choice but they are not cheap sadly. What sort of games would you like to play in the future?
 

Nighthawk117

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It's because the B660 Mortar is a more up market B660 board where as the Z690 boards at the same price are entry level. There are other B660's from other manufacturers that are also the same price as the Mortar.
 

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If 12400 feels very sluggish in just windows, that really spoils the 4k 75inch experience and forced dropping to 1080p?
Will 12400 Even fail in temporary 4k operations?
 
Currently have 2 pc for family of 4, 2 outdated gaming / laptop and 1 potato pc1st gen i5m

Long story...
Getting a 4k tv Very soon , and i only rely on pc source input, meaning a PC needed.
Eventually the laptop is bought for TV for light games and movie but not now becoz gpu doesnt exist anymore...

So
Eventually the pc planning to buy will be for gaming with a real gpu
5600g now and game slower later OR
12400 now if it can handle 4k and game faster later?

In intel case should i cheap out for h610 over b660?

Never bothered to upgrade cpu inshort term
if you can sit tight for a bit the 12500 is in the pipe.
You'll get a bump in cpu and igp power.
I doubt the igp will be much of a gamer but better than the 12400 igp.
 

Nighthawk117

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To be honest - even I am on i7-4770 do not feel any slowdown in Windows. Using SSD of course.
Yes I know what you mean, those chips still deliver a very good Windows experience. The latter is not something I would worry about when buying new, they are all super fast. It's only real meaty stuff where CPU choice becomes important.
 

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