Average Bench: 54.6% (273rd of 1110)

more Based on 5,352 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 42%Average: 54.6% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2300 averaged 45.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 280Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 281Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2300 is just 16.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 287Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 287Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,352 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.3 SC Int 76.1 81
66.7 SC Float 76.8 82.5
67.3 SC Mixed 76.5 81.8
61.2% 76.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
203 QC Int 280 310
200 QC Float 281 312
201 QC Mixed 281 309
63.7% 281 Pts
Min Avg Max
214 MC Int 286 314
216 MC Float 287 313
213 MC Mixed 287 312
43% 287 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.4
SC Float 79.7
SC Mixed 79.8
64% 79.6 Pts
QC Int 295
QC Float 308
QC Mixed 305
69% 303 Pts
MC Int 301
MC Float 305
MC Mixed 301
45% 302 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 79.2
SC Float 79.1
SC Mixed 79.3
63% 79.2 Pts
QC Int 301
QC Float 303
QC Mixed 305
69% 303 Pts
MC Int 306
MC Float 303
MC Mixed 306
46% 305 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.6
SC Float 79.3
SC Mixed 79.4
64% 79.4 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 300
QC Mixed 302
65% 287 Pts
MC Int 304
MC Float 303
MC Mixed 302
46% 303 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.6
SC Float 79
SC Mixed 79.2
63% 78.9 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 304
QC Mixed 302
69% 303 Pts
MC Int 303
MC Float 303
MC Mixed 300
45% 302 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79
SC Float 79.4
SC Mixed 78.8
63% 79.1 Pts
QC Int 303
QC Float 301
QC Mixed 302
68% 302 Pts
MC Int 301
MC Float 301
MC Mixed 302
45% 301 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.9
SC Float 78.4
SC Mixed 79.2
63% 78.8 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 299
QC Mixed 299
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 300
MC Float 300
MC Mixed 300
45% 300 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 76.5
SC Float 76.8
SC Mixed 75.5
61% 76.3 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 226
QC Mixed 271
57% 251 Pts
MC Int 293
MC Float 285
MC Mixed 272
43% 283 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.7
SC Float 72.2
SC Mixed 71.9
57% 71.6 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 253
QC Mixed 257
58% 258 Pts
MC Int 250
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 256
38% 251 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,308,324 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2300 Builds (Compare 2,812 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2300 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi5-2300
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended Price$187.00
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.1 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP95 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ2'2012

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency850 MHz
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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