Intel Core i5-2405S Review

The Package

Intel Core i5-2405S Review

The Package

Contrary to most of the CPUs we get coming through the OC3D labs the i5-2405S is a retail sample and so we have an actual box! Still, very little is different and if you've seen one processor box you've seen them all.

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In keeping with the low power ethos of the i5-2405S the provided cooler is the non-tower Intel model. It's got fins and a fan, but that's about as close to a real heat-sink as it gets.

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And here is the i5-2405S itself. Yes we know CPUs don't make for the most exciting photos in the world. All the fancy bits are under the hood and without an electron microscope to hand this is the best we can offer.

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Most Recent Comments

31-08-2011, 06:17:02

SieB
Seems pretty pointless to release this when it offers nothing but a lower TDP and who would buy this when you can get the 2500k for the same money which you can also overclock

Even if you don't go for the 2500k the non K 2500 is still cheaper and faster than the 2405S.Quote

31-08-2011, 07:24:06

sheroo
There's also the i5 2500T as well which is only 45W, but that's even more expensive than the 2500K.Quote

31-08-2011, 20:45:59

badtaylorx
ok amd here is you chance.....hell i'll even write the slogan for you......."AMD's 980 BE--FASTER THAN THE LATEST I5!!!!!!!!!"Quote

01-09-2011, 20:01:03

Speed
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post

Seems pretty pointless to release this when it offers nothing but a lower TDP and who would buy this when you can get the 2500k for the same money which you can also overclock

Even if you don't go for the 2500k the non K 2500 is still cheaper and faster than the 2405S.
I think it is aimed more at system builders than anything, lower TDP means less cooling, cheaper parts etc. They would buy in bulk and OEM which would result in cheaper prices than the 2500. Which I'm guessing why PC World was mentioned in the conclusion. Not everyone overclocks but you make a valid point.Quote

02-09-2011, 05:04:08

Ya93sin
Would it not make a better HTPC solution?

But then the 2500K isn't a hot chip, and you get a fair bit more for the money. What would be interesting is if you can passively cool these things and get something truly silent.Quote
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