Average Bench: 54% (238th of 985)

more Based on 4,403 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 42%Average: 54% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2300 averaged 45.9% 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 277Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 278Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2300 is just 17.3%. 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 286Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 285Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,403 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.6 SC Int 75.3 81
65.4 SC Float 76.2 81.5
65.9 SC Mixed 75.8 81.5
60.6% 75.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
189 QC Int 277 309
193 QC Float 278 308
193 QC Mixed 278 308
62.9% 277 Pts
Min Avg Max
219 MC Int 285 309
218 MC Float 286 309
215 MC Mixed 285 310
42.8% 285 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 80.3
SC Float 81.1
SC Mixed 80.6
65% 80.7 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 306
QC Mixed 304
69% 305 Pts
MC Int 306
MC Float 296
MC Mixed 308
46% 303 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 19,024,688 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.7
SC Float 79.2
SC Mixed 78.9
63% 78.9 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 297
QC Mixed 300
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 301
MC Float 300
MC Mixed 303
45% 301 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 77
SC Float 77.4
SC Mixed 77.1
62% 77.2 Pts
QC Int 256
QC Float 304
QC Mixed 303
65% 288 Pts
MC Int 302
MC Float 302
MC Mixed 304
45% 302 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 77.4
SC Float 78
SC Mixed 75.8
62% 77.1 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 302
QC Mixed 304
69% 303 Pts
MC Int 302
MC Float 303
MC Mixed 303
45% 303 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 78.2
SC Mixed 78.8
63% 78.6 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 298
QC Mixed 291
68% 298 Pts
MC Int 278
MC Float 299
MC Mixed 303
44% 293 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.3
SC Float 76.3
SC Mixed 76.3
61% 76.3 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 261
QC Mixed 276
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 281
MC Float 268
MC Mixed 272
41% 274 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.1
SC Float 75.6
SC Mixed 75
60% 75.2 Pts
QC Int 267
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 254
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 274
MC Float 251
MC Mixed 292
41% 272 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.9
SC Float 76.5
SC Mixed 70.7
60% 74.7 Pts
QC Int 259
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 232
56% 248 Pts
MC Int 252
MC Float 232
MC Mixed 244
36% 243 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,432,611 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2300 Builds (Compare 2,199 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 49%
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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