Question intel i5 11500 alternative

froggy8

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hi guys,

i am wanting another 11500 cpu but it seems everywhere is out of stock, was wondering if there is another cpu i can get instead?

many thanks
 

froggy8

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thank you

will have a look on the first ink you posted.

ideally i would prefer similar power but also similar budget too if possible.
 

froggy8

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i have seen a very good price for the 11600k, i know the tdp is quite high but i wont be stressing the cpu at all.

question is, will it be ok if i buy that instead?
 

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You can always force the CPU to run like an 11500 if you want to. Just go in and set the power limit to 65W and change the max boost clock to 4.6Ghz.

11600 has the same 65W power limit, but it may consume slightly more power during 4.8Ghz boost, which is fine really. Heatsink may be a little louder or come on a little earlier.

Keep in mind the 11600K doesn't come with a heatsink.

11400 has lesser graphics than the 11500, so that might not be worth doing if it is the sole graphics output.
 
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froggy8

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You can always force the CPU to run like an 11500 if you want to. Just go in and set the power limit to 65W and change the max boost clock to 4.6Ghz.

11600 has the same 65W power limit, but it may consume slightly more power during 4.8Ghz boost, which is fine really. Heatsink may be a little louder or come on a little earlier.

Keep in mind the 11600K doesn't come with a heatsink.

11400 has lesser graphics than the 11500, so that might not be worth doing if it is the sole graphics output.
thank you for your reply

right now the 11500 is around 190 but the 11600 is around 230 which is bit out of my budget at the moment.

should i just wait till 11500 comes back in stock or get another one with a higher price, i will just have to up my budget if it is recommended.
 

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Entirely up to you and it depends on what you are using it for.

If it is just the core of a gaming system with a discrete GPU, i5-11400 is just about as fast. If you are using the integrated graphics than the 11500 is superior with HD750 instead of HD730, but if you are only browsing the web, not that critical.

Ryzen 5600G would have far superior graphics, but is also about $260.

I would wait for the 11500 to come back in stock, and don't hesitate to check retail stores local to you.
 
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froggy8

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Entirely up to you and it depends on what you are using it for.

If it is just the core of a gaming system with a discrete GPU, i5-11400 is just about as fast. If you are using the integrated graphics than the 11500 is superior with HD750 instead of HD730, but if you are only browsing the web, not that critical.

Ryzen 5600G would have far superior graphics, but is also about $260.

I would wait for the 11500 to come back in stock, and don't hesitate to check retail stores local to you.
thank you

i can wait, just trying to do another build similar to mine.
 

froggy8

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You can always force the CPU to run like an 11500 if you want to. Just go in and set the power limit to 65W and change the max boost clock to 4.6Ghz.

11600 has the same 65W power limit, but it may consume slightly more power during 4.8Ghz boost, which is fine really. Heatsink may be a little louder or come on a little earlier.

Keep in mind the 11600K doesn't come with a heatsink.

11400 has lesser graphics than the 11500, so that might not be worth doing if it is the sole graphics output.
i am still tempted at the 11600k, did a comparison betweeh the 11600k and 11500 and the power wise on the 11600k isnt that much better than the 11500 but i can get one cheaper than the 11500 though.
 

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