Average Bench: 54.1% (271st of 1089)

more Based on 5,074 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 42%Average: 54.1% 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 277Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2300 is just 16.7%. 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 5,074 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.3 SC Int 75.5 80.6
66.8 SC Float 76.4 81.2
66.6 SC Mixed 76.1 81
60.8% 76 Pts
Min Avg Max
192 QC Int 277 308
201 QC Float 279 308
191 QC Mixed 277 307
62.9% 278 Pts
Min Avg Max
221 MC Int 285 308
221 MC Float 286 309
215 MC Mixed 285 309
42.8% 285 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 78.9
SC Float 80.6
SC Mixed 80.1
64% 79.9 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 305
QC Mixed 304
69% 304 Pts
MC Int 305
MC Float 307
MC Mixed 304
46% 305 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.3
SC Float 79.7
SC Mixed 79.8
64% 79.6 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 299
QC Mixed 303
69% 303 Pts
MC Int 306
MC Float 304
MC Mixed 307
46% 306 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 79.6
SC Float 80.7
SC Mixed 78
64% 79.4 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 308
QC Mixed 305
69% 306 Pts
MC Int 308
MC Float 309
MC Mixed 310
46% 309 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.1
SC Float 78.9
SC Mixed 79.2
63% 78.7 Pts
QC Int 301
QC Float 305
QC Mixed 302
69% 303 Pts
MC Int 300
MC Float 304
MC Mixed 292
45% 298 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.4
SC Float 76.8
SC Mixed 76.6
61% 76.6 Pts
QC Int 306
QC Float 300
QC Mixed 304
69% 304 Pts
MC Int 302
MC Float 311
MC Mixed 310
46% 307 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 77
SC Float 78.1
SC Mixed 76.3
62% 77.1 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 289
QC Mixed 291
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 294
MC Float 294
MC Mixed 261
42% 283 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.3
SC Float 76.5
SC Mixed 76.2
61% 76 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 291
QC Mixed 288
65% 288 Pts
MC Int 286
MC Float 291
MC Mixed 290
43% 289 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.7
SC Float 76.6
SC Mixed 74.9
60% 75.4 Pts
QC Int 285
QC Float 289
QC Mixed 286
65% 287 Pts
MC Int 286
MC Float 290
MC Mixed 289
43% 288 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,443,347 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2300 Builds (Compare 2,530 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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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $80

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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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