Intel Quad-Core I5-2300 2.8 GHz

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Intel Quad-Core I5-2300 2.8 GHz

With intelligent performance that accelerates in response to demanding tasks, such as playing games and editing photos, the Intel Core i5 processor mo...

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published 26/10/2011 | Kusai
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Pro Latest Generation Technology - Great Multi-Tasking - Cool Running and Power Effricient
Cons Unlocked models offering increased potential performance only £30 more expensive.
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"Cheapest Quad Core Sandybridge Processor is a Winner - i5 2300"

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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Product Information : Intel Quad-Core I5-2300 2.8 GHz

Manufacturer's product description

With intelligent performance that accelerates in response to demanding tasks, such as playing games and editing photos, the Intel Core i5 processor moves faster when you do. The Intel Core i5 processor automatically allocates processing power where it's needed most. Whether you're creating HD video, composing digital music, editing photos, or playing the coolest PC games - with the Intel Core i5 processor you can multitask with ease and be more productive than ever.

Product Details

Product Description: Intel Core i5 2300 / 2.8 GHz processor

Product Type: Processor

Processor Type: Intel Core i5 2300 (2nd Gen)

Number of Cores: Quad-Core

64-bit Computing: Yes

Integrated Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2000, Intel HD Graphics

Compatible Processor Socket: LGA1155 Socket

Processor Qty: 1

Clock Speed: 2.8 GHz

Max Turbo Speed: 3.1 GHz

Manufacturing Process: 32 nm

Features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology, integrated memory controller, Execute Disable Bit capability, Intel Virtualization Technology, Intel 64 Technology, streaming SIMD extensions 4.1, streaming SIMD extensions 4.2, Intel Fast Memory Access, Intel Flex Memory Access, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX), Intel AES New Instructions (AES-NI), Intel Smart Cache

Compatible Slots: 1 x processor - LGA1155 Socket

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

General

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

64-bit Computing: Yes

Processor Qty: 1

Clock Speed: 2.8 GHz

Max Turbo Speed: 3.1 GHz

Compatible Processor Socket: LGA1155 Socket

Manufacturing Process: 32 nm

Thermal Design Power: 95 W

Thermal Specification: 72.6 °C

Architecture Features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology, integrated memory controller, Execute Disable Bit capability, Intel Virtualization Technology, Intel 64 Technology, streaming SIMD extensions 4.1, streaming SIMD extensions 4.2, Intel Fast Memory Access, Intel Flex Memory Access, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX), Intel AES New Instructions (AES-NI), Intel Smart Cache

Cache Memory

Installed Size: 6 MB

Integrated Graphics

Type: Intel HD Graphics 2000, Intel HD Graphics

Base Frequency: 850 MHz

Max Dynamic Frequency: 1.1 GHz

Features: Dual Display Capable, Intel FDI, Intel Clear Video HD Technology , InTRU 3D Technology, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel Insider

Expansion / Connectivity

Compatible Slots: 1 x processor - LGA1155 Socket

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Heat sink

Compliant Standards: Halogen-free

Package Type: Intel Boxed, OEM/tray

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 3 years

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