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Intel Core i5-2405S Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 2.5GHz (3.3GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 65W BX80623I52405S Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

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  • 32nm Sandy Bridge 65W
  • 6MB L3 Cache
  • 4 x 256KB L2 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000

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Intel’s most popular family member adapts and looks better than ever. The 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor delivers even more performance automatically when you need it and now a better visual PC experience built-in. With Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor increases your PC’s speed automatically for your demanding applications. It also includes built-in graphics and a rich set of new features for a stunning and seamless visual PC experience with no additional hardware required. That's visibly smart performance with a boost. Moreover, the 2nd generation Intel Core processor with alpha suffix “S” that indicates “Performance Optimized Lifestyle” has a lower TDP of 65W, ideal for both performance and energy conscious users.

  • newegg Fully Integrated Microarchitecture on 32nm Process The Intel microarchitecture codename Sandy Bridge is an incredible leap in processor integration and manufacturing introduced in the 2nd generation Intel Core processor family. Manufactured entirely on Intel 32nm process technology, Sandy Bridge unifies processor cores, the memory controller, last-level cache (LLC), and graphics and media processing. Such tight integration enables a host of performance and efficiency improvements, including fast access by cores and graphics to shared data in the last-level cache to accelerate graphics processing, fewer buses over which data and signaling must travel for faster processing, and more memory bandwidth for the cores to boost system performance.
  • newegg Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 More intelligent, energy-efficient, and dynamic than the previous generation, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 gives you accelerating performance when you need it. It delivers an even greater automatic speed increase by allowing processor and graphics cores to run faster than the base operating frequency for demanding applications if the processor is operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits.
  • newegg Intel Smart Cache Intel Smart Cache Technology dynamically allocates the shared cache to each processor core based on workload. This efficient, multi-core-optimized implementation increases the probability that each core can access data from faster, more efficient cache subsystem resulting in significantly reduced latency for frequently used data and improved performance.
  • newegg Integrated DDR3 Memory Controller Integrated memory controller enables two channels of DDR3 1333 MHz memory, resulting in up to 21 GB/sec memory bandwidth. Plus the memory controller's lower latency and higher memory bandwidth delivers amazing performance for data-intensive applications.
  • newegg Built-in Visuals The 2nd generation Intel Core processors integrate a suite of technologies built right into the processor that deliver stunning visual experiences. Intel Quick Sync Video is breakthrough hardware acceleration that makes fast work of creating, editing, synchronizing, and sharing your videos at home and on the internet. Built-in Intel HD Graphics 3000 enables superior mainstream gaming and 3D experiences – without the need for a discrete graphics card. Enjoy stunning visual quality and color fidelity for spectacular HD playback and immersive web browsing with Intel Clear Video HD Technology. Experience the ultimate 3D visual seamlessly from your PC with Intel InTru 3D Technology.
  • newegg Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Increasing manageability, security, and flexibility in IT environments, virtualization technologies like hardware-assisted Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) combined with software-based virtualization solutions provide maximum system utilization by consolidating multiple environments into a single server or PC. By abstracting the software away from the underlying hardware, a world of new usage models opens up that reduce costs, increase management efficiency, and strengthen security while making your computing infrastructure more resilient in the event of a disaster.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • William T.
  • 10/10/2012 7:39:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for HTPC

Pros: I bought this to power a Linux based RAID/HTPC mini-itx build and so far it's working out great. Integrated HD Graphics plays back 1080p rips in XBMC wonderfully (and the quality is top notch). Get a motherboard with HDMI out and you won't need a video card for playback.

I was debating on this or a dual core and ultimately decided on this chip. The 65w results in lower power usage (and therefore lower heat output) which means you can get by with a low profile aftermarket cooler designed for HTPC cases just fine.

Ultimately I'm glad I bought this CPU and am pleased with my purchase.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: For the HD Graphics I didn't have to install any drivers. I loaded Ubuntu 12.04 and it was autodetected and worked out of the box. I haven't messed with any of the 5.1 surround stuff because I'm not using it now. All I did was go into the audio settings in gnome and selected "HDMI" and it just worked.

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  • Steven O.
  • 9/30/2012 9:18:08 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HTPC Processor

Pros: Low power (65W)
Stock cooler is pretty quiet
HD3000 Graphics perfectly capable for 3D Blu-Ray playback

Cons: Nothing significant. Put the system together over a year ago, and only thing I seem to recall was power cable for CPU cooler needing some careful routing on Intel DH67GDB mobo... Not a CPU issue, though.

Other Thoughts: Built HTPC system around this and a Ceton InifiniTV PCIe card. Never had any problems w/ this CPU, and have always been pleased with its performance.

You can see the parts list in 'HTPC 2011 intvsteve' here at newegg

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  • Dwayne H.
  • 3/31/2012 7:16:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great!

Pros: Does everything I need it to do. From video editing to playing BF3.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Jeremy H.
  • 3/27/2012 10:37:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPurchased for a standard PC

Pros: I purchased this CPU to put on a Zotac Z68-ITX board and the thing is a work horse. The lower voltage is excellent for the tighter confines of the chassis, and the lower wattage power supply. I picked this CPU for the lower wattage, Quad Core (despite the lack of Hyperthreading), and the Intel HD Graphics 3000. This machine was not meant to be a gaming power house, but if I wanted to, and one could fit, I could pop in a higher end graphics card and have it definitely be a mid range system. And for a decent price over all. So far though the integrated graphics have worked excellently for anything that does not require more GPU processing. And I could probably play a few older games with few issues.

Cons: This CPU has a big foot print for an ITX board, but that was a consequence of going with a standard desktop CPU for a compact system.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/9/2012 11:29:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good!

Pros: Even at stock 2.5 ghz it's fast and does a lot at once.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I've got it running at under 100 degrees. Impressive. With 1600 ram, even XP 32 bit runs much faster than I've ever seen it. Intel states the max speed of this cpu is 4 ghz, and I'm sure that its default setting of 2.5 is why it runs cool and at 65watts.

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  • Eric G.
  • 1/18/2012 3:05:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Reliable

Pros: I purchased this CPU for a Shuttle SH67H3 and it is incredibly fast. Windows start-up time has dramatically improved. This is an upgrade from a single-core CPU system and wow what a huge difference it has made. The low wattage means my small form factor PC is kept nice and cool.

Cons: The built-in graphics capability is fairly low-end but that was expected.

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  • 1/12/2012 8:14:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggsGreat Chip, Fan Design Error.

Pros: Processor is fast and stable in Intel DH67CF mother
board. love chip.

Cons: There are 3 stock coolers that can come with this processor. A Nidec, A Delta, or A Foxconn, all say intel
with same part# E97379-001 all aluminum, no copper core/plug in heatsink like on 2500k intel cooler.
Intel dropped the ball on this one.
Nidec great, delta ok but the Foxconn is designed wrong. The plast tabs that hold the fan to the metal heatsink itself hit componets on main board!
The pezo speaker on the DH67CF gets pressed down
about a 1/16 of an inch. Not cool intel.
I'm waiting for intel to swap out foxconn cooler for nidec.
The Nidec has plastic nubs on corners of plastic heastsink, the foxconn has 2 big tabs that reach underneath aluminum and hit components.

Other Thoughts: if it were me i would use the coper plug heastsink
from the fast 2500k cpu with this 2405s processor.
When Foxconn designed heatsink out side of intels specs, intel should of red flagged it.
square heatsinks should fit all 4 ways. the foxconn cooler only works 2 of 4 ways.

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  • George D.
  • 12/2/2011 6:30:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid n Eco Friendly

Pros: Great power consumption for quad core n still powerful as all get out

Cons: None what so ever

Other Thoughts: If you complain about this thing you're either crazy or didn't do your homework.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/27/2011 11:29:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast, cool

Pros: Needed a cooler, lower wattage CPU for an HTPC with poor ventilation (enclosed cabinet) after my old AMD Athlon 64 X2 burned out. Works fast and cool, max 50 degrees at peak load

Cons: Expensive compared to other similarly qualified chips

Other Thoughts: Using the stock heatsink and AS6 thermal compound

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/3/2011 7:26:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Low power consumption great for itx box.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: ASUS P8H61-I (REV 3.0)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Rosewill RC-CIX-01 BK Glossy Black Steel Cube

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