Average Bench: 50% (297th of 1083)

Based on 2,058 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400S CPU @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 37%Average: 50% Great: 55%
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2400S averaged 50.0% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 74.6Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 74.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2400S is just 18.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2400S performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 257Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 256Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,058 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.2 SC Int 74.1 84.9
60.7 SC Float 75 85.7
60.2 SC Mixed 74.6 85.2
59.6% 74.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
167 QC Int 249 275
167 QC Float 251 275
168 QC Mixed 250 274
56.6% 250 Pts
Min Avg Max
201 MC Int 256 276
202 MC Float 257 276
200 MC Mixed 256 277
38.5% 257 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 83.5
SC Float 83.7
SC Mixed 84.8
67% 84 Pts
QC Int 275
QC Float 274
QC Mixed 277
62% 275 Pts
MC Int 277
MC Float 274
MC Mixed 274
41% 275 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 85
SC Float 85.9
SC Mixed 85.7
68% 85.5 Pts
QC Int 271
QC Float 270
QC Mixed 272
61% 271 Pts
MC Int 275
MC Float 272
MC Mixed 276
41% 274 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
SC Int 78.7
SC Float 77.6
SC Mixed 79.5
63% 78.6 Pts
QC Int 269
QC Float 277
QC Mixed 274
62% 273 Pts
MC Int 272
MC Float 274
MC Mixed 272
41% 272 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.9
SC Float 68.4
SC Mixed 71.7
55% 68.3 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 277
QC Mixed 269
60% 266 Pts
MC Int 274
MC Float 274
MC Mixed 274
41% 274 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 60.8
SC Float 70.3
SC Mixed 77.3
56% 69.5 Pts
QC Int 249
QC Float 260
QC Mixed 252
58% 254 Pts
MC Int 250
MC Float 267
MC Mixed 247
38% 255 Pts
LGA 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.9
SC Float 70.5
SC Mixed 68.7
56% 69.7 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 266
QC Mixed 265
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 264
MC Float 265
MC Mixed 266
40% 265 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 19,530,366 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.3
SC Float 71.5
SC Mixed 69
57% 70.9 Pts
QC Int 234
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 231
53% 234 Pts
MC Int 250
MC Float 248
MC Mixed 264
38% 254 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.1
SC Float 67.4
SC Mixed 68.7
54% 67.4 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 216
QC Mixed 160
48% 213 Pts
MC Int 155
MC Float 162
MC Mixed 239
28% 185 Pts
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Typical Core i5-2400S Builds (Compare 117 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
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System: Apple iMac12,1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $214

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-2400S Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi5-2400S
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP65 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ1'2013

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)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechYes
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 TechYes

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