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Cheapest Quad Core Sandybridge Processor is a Winner - i5 2300

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26.10.2011

Advantages:
Latest Generation Technology  -  Great Multi - Tasking  -  Cool Running and Power Effricient

Disadvantages:
Unlocked models offering increased potential performance only £30 more expensive .

Recommendable Yes:

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StabilityVery stable

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Bought this processor for my own custom build earlier this year - and i'm delighted with it. I never had the intention of overclocking my computer - so i purchased this processor as opposed to the K models - which are designed for enthusiasts who want to manipulate the clock multiplier.

It's a very strong, cool running processor, which sits quite happily at 33 to 37 degrees celcius during most of the time when it's on, playing moviesetc. The highest i've ever seen the cpu temps are about 50 degrees celcius, and that was during WEI and 3d Mark testing (designed to test the capabilitiesof cpu and gpu)

Windows Experience index for this processor using Windows 7 x64 is a very respectable 7.4 out of 7.9.

In all honesty it's a great processor, but for not much more you can buy a K series for about 20-30 quid more - it's up to you, since the boards that take advantage of the unlocked K series processors (P67 and Z68) are way more expensive than the H61 and H67 series boards for normal users.

Power consumption on the i3-2300 is rated at 65w TDP - very efficient - i ran my system faultlessly using a 400w PSU with an HD5670 graphics card and it works fine

The onboard HD2000 graphics, which are embedded in the processor are a great improvement on the traditional GMA inbult graphics chips- but are still millions of miles away from the kind of beastly performance you can expect from the likes of new RADEON and NVIDIA Graphics cards.

Tweaking the graphics in the BIOS can see a WEI graphics score of 5.8 for Desktop and 6.0 for gaming both out of 7.9 - very respectable for an on-die GPU

all in all, a great processor with no frills - designed for heavy workloads and low power consumption - A + + +
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With intelligent performance that accelerates in response to demanding tasks, such as playing games and editing pho...

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MPN BX80623I52300, CM8062301061502
Product Type Processor

Processor

Type / Form Factor Intel Core i5 2300 (2nd Gen)
Number of Cores Quad-Core
Cache Memory Details L2 - 4 x 256 KB ¦ L3 - 6 MB

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