Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz socket 1155

Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz socket 1155

TechSpot Metascore

Based on 5 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
  • Good:
  • Average:
  • Bad:

User Score

Based on 270 reviews
as rated by users
TechSpot is supported by its audience. We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.
Learn more.

Expert reviews and ratings

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 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 on 70

We were surprised to see so much performance and overclockability from this supposedly low-end and multiplier-locked quad-core CPU. However, it's not that much cheaper than the incredible so we struggle to see the point of it. It might be very fast...

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 iXBT Labs on

Our measurements show that under heavy load, the maximum power of Ivy Bridge processors is up to 40% lower compared with Sandy Bridge. Reducing the load reduces the difference between the platforms down to the minimum of 8% in the idle mode. At that,...

By iXBT Labs on

This time we'd like to offer you the summarized test results of as many as 71 processors. This generally marks the end of the year, not the end of another test method's life cycle (like the last time). We believe this summary contains all important...

By Hardware Canucks on

Given how great the Core i5-2500K and i7-2600K perform, it is easy to forget that the current Sandy Bridge LGA1155 processors are part of Intel’s mainstream series, not their high-end one. Therefore, it is more than due time for us to test out some of...

By SilentPC Review on

With Sandy Bridge, Intel has set new standards in both performance and power consumption. Not only is the new hardware faster and more efficient, it is also not that expensive. These LGA1155 chips obliterate their comparably priced competition, with the Core i5-2400 and i5-2500K offering the best overall value. The i7-2600K offers a slight clock speed bump and Hyper-threading, but with most applications, the performance boost is generally not worth the US$100 extra over the i5-2500K. However as premium Intel processors...

By X-bit Labs on

More than half of all desktop processors on Sandy Bridge microarchitecture boast lower power consumption. However, so far we haven’t seen any real benefit in such a strong focus from Intel on energy-efficient models. Of course, we won’t deny that...

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 Tom's Hardware on

Although the processing cores in Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture are decidedly similar to Nehalem, the integration of on-die graphics and a...

By Legit Reviews on

It seems just like yesterday that Intel launched the Core 2 Duo series of CPUs and re-established itself as the king of the hill for x86 CPUs. As hard as it may be to believe, that was four and a half years ago. Since then Intel has been following...