Average Bench: 54.6% (220th of 970)

Based on 3,110 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0FABFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 43%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 282Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 281Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2300 is just 16.2%. 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 288Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 287Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,110 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.4 SC Int 76 81.9
68.1 SC Float 76.7 82.3
67 SC Mixed 76.3 81.9
61.1% 76.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
206 QC Int 282 312
211 QC Float 283 312
202 QC Mixed 281 312
63.9% 282 Pts
Min Avg Max
235 MC Int 288 311
234 MC Float 288 312
235 MC Mixed 287 312
43.2% 288 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79
SC Float 79.1
SC Mixed 79
63% 79 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 304
QC Mixed 304
69% 304 Pts
MC Int 303
MC Float 303
MC Mixed 304
45% 303 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 78.1
SC Float 78.3
SC Mixed 78.6
63% 78.3 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 302
QC Mixed 299
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 299
MC Float 301
MC Mixed 300
45% 300 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 77.1
SC Float 74.9
SC Mixed 75.3
61% 75.8 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 280
QC Mixed 304
67% 296 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 299
MC Mixed 297
45% 297 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.7
SC Float 77.7
SC Mixed 77.4
62% 77.9 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 296
QC Mixed 257
64% 281 Pts
MC Int 299
MC Float 299
MC Mixed 301
45% 300 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.4
SC Float 77.4
SC Mixed 74.1
60% 75 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 257
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 261
MC Float 254
MC Mixed 263
39% 259 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.4
SC Float 76.5
SC Mixed 75
60% 75.6 Pts
QC Int 225
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 234
53% 232 Pts
MC Int 270
MC Float 270
MC Mixed 272
40% 270 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 63.4
SC Float 62.6
SC Mixed 71.1
53% 65.7 Pts
QC Int 254
QC Float 216
QC Mixed 233
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 277
MC Mixed 296
43% 288 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 58.9
SC Float 67.5
SC Mixed 70.8
53% 65.7 Pts
QC Int 196
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 206
45% 197 Pts
MC Int 264
MC Float 208
MC Mixed 228
35% 233 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,074,676 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2300 Builds (Compare 2,043 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $88

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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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