Intel Core i5-2405S vs AMD FX-4300

Price now 46$
Games supported 76%
AMD FX-4300
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Intel Core i5-2405S
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 108$
Games supported 77%

General info

Comparing FX-4300 and Core i5-2405S processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking16711617
Value for money3.580.47
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Architecture codenameVishera (2012−2015)Sandy Bridge (2011−2013)
Release date23 October 2012 (10 years old)22 May 2011 (12 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$472
Current price$46 $108 (0.2x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

FX-4300 and Core i5-2405S basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed3.8 GHz2.5 GHz
Boost clock speed4 GHz3.3 GHz
L1 cacheno data64 KB (per core)
L2 cache4096 KB256 KB (per core)
L3 cacheno data6 MB (shared)
Chip lithography32 nm32 nm
Die size315 mm2216 mm2
Maximum core temperature71 °C69 °C
Number of transistors1,200 million1,160 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier1-
P0 Vcore voltageMin: 1.225 V - Max: 1.3875 Vno data


Information on FX-4300 and Core i5-2405S compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketAM3+LGA1155, FCLGA1155
Power consumption (TDP)95 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by FX-4300 and Core i5-2405S. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno dataIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
FMA+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data-
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
Flex Memory Accessno data+
FDIno data+
Fast Memory Accessno data+

Security technologies

FX-4300 and Core i5-2405S technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data-
EDBno data+
Identity Protectionno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by FX-4300 and Core i5-2405S are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-dno data-
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by FX-4300 and Core i5-2405S. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory sizeno data32 GB
Max memory channelsno data2
Maximum memory bandwidthno data21 GB/s
ECC memory supportno data-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataIntel HD Graphics 3000
Quick Sync Videono data+
Clear Video HDno data+
Graphics max frequencyno data1.1 GHz
InTru 3Dno data+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of FX-4300 and Core i5-2405S integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supportedno data2


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by FX-4300 and Core i5-2405S.

PCIe versionn/a2.0
PCI Express lanesno data16

Synthetic benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

FX-4300 2.36
i5-2405S 2.50

Core i5-2405S outperforms FX-4300 by 6% in our combined benchmark results.


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

FX-4300 2977
i5-2405S 3157

Core i5-2405S outperforms FX-4300 by 6% in Passmark.

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

FX-4300 433
i5-2405S 518

Core i5-2405S outperforms FX-4300 by 20% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

FX-4300 1058
i5-2405S 1381

Core i5-2405S outperforms FX-4300 by 31% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 2.36 2.50
Recency 23 October 2012 22 May 2011
Boost clock speed 4000 3300
Base clock speed 3800 2500
Power consumption (TDP) 95 Watt 65 Watt

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