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Intel Core i5 2300 2.8GHz Socket 1155


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By on 83

A brand-new core design enables the chips to do more at a given clock speed than their predecessors. The humble Core i3-2120 runs at a slightly slower 3.3GHz frequency than the mid-range i5-660 from Intel's older 1156 platform, but it achieved higher...

By Overclock3D on 73

So we have the replacement for the LGA1156 series of processors that just seemed to be finding their feet. With them coming it at three differing price points but not really for three different markets, we have to split this conclusion into three...

By DigitalVersus on 100

Intel's latest generation of CPUs effectively picks up where the last one left off. Performance has been ratcheted up a notch and the energy consumption has gone down. This all-rounder is a real...

By iXBT Labs on

We've already reviewed the top processor of AMD's Vishera family, FX-8350. That was just the beginning of the big refresh for the Socket AM3+ platform. AMD has also rolled out a number of more affordable CPUs. Today we're going to cover them in...

By Tom's Hardware on

Benchmarking 86 CPUs takes a while. After long last, though, we have 51 models from AMD and 35 from Intel tested in our current suite. If you want to know how your processor sizes up to its competition, you'll find plenty of comparison data inside! 86...

By TechwareLabs on

It’s interesting to watch the development cycles at Intel over the hardware generations. The first iteration of a new architecture generally offers some speed improvements, but it isn’t until the second generation that we start to see the real speed...

By BeHardware on

In November 2008, Intel introduced the Core i7 LGA 1366 processors, the first CPUs based on its new Nehalem architecture. After rolling them out on Socket LGA 1156 in September 2009, Nehalem was then released on 32nm dual core and six core CPUs in...

By X-bit Labs on

So, no matter how attractive the price of new Core i5-2500, Core i5-2400 and Core i5-2300 processors looks like and how appealing their performance is, you should be reasonable and understand very well that you can’t get off cheap if you decide to move to a new platform. It is quite possible that it would...

By iXBT Labs on

Finally, a moment anticipated by many: test results of Intel's new LGA1155 platform are available. This resembles the situation with LGA1156, because the new processors will be rolled out in several steps. Today we'll get to know the details of...

By on

Whilst the lower end chips - 2300 and 2400 aren't capable of overclocking by way of altering the multiplier we can still channel in to excellent performance with stock CPU clock speeds. The benchmarks we ran clearly show that even the 2300 is capable of giving excellent results without even being overclocked. If you are going to head in the non-K direction, then its worth considering the H67 chipset of...

By Hardware Secrets on

The Core i5 was the second CPU from Intel to come with an integrated memory controller (the Core i7 was the first, while the Core i3 was the third), feature present on CPUs from AMD since the Athlon 64. Core i5 CPUs are based on the Core architecture,...

International Review By Les Numériques on 100

Cette génération de processeurs Intel prend efficacement la relève de la précédente. Les performances grimpent d'un bon cran et la consommation baisse. Une belle réussite que ce modèle "bon à tout...

International Review By on

Трилогия Crysis наилучшим образом отражает историю оптимизации игр под многоядерные ЦП за последние шесть лет. Первая часть была мало приспособлена под четырехъядерные процессоры, поскольку основной упор в ней был сделан на графическую часть, свою роль...

International Review By on

Osiem miesięcy temu opublikowaliśmy wielki test procesorów, w którym porównaliśmy 160 jednostek. W lutym nastąpiła aktualizacja cen i rankingów opłacalności, a w późniejszych miesiącach pojawiły się układy z nowych rodzin: Intel Haswell, AMD Richland,...