Intel Core i5-2405S Review

3D Mark

Intel Core i5-2405S Review

3D Mark Vantage

There is a finite amount of CPU performance that you need to get a good gaming rig though, and so it proves with the Core i5-2405S. Despite it's fairly terrible performance in the synthetics, it's a decent underpinning in 3D Mark Vantage. When combined with the latest ForceWare drivers and our GTX570 it is clearly capable of good things.

3D Mark 11

The more recent 3D Mark 11 does require a more meaty CPU and the i5-2405S, although not bad, starts to show some of its limitations. When the Image Quality is ramped up to Extreme and the GPU becomes more of a factor the CPU clearly becomes less of an issue.

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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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