Average Bench: 55.9% (219th of 985)

Based on 629 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 46%Average: 55.9% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2600S averaged 44.0% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 85.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2600S is just 17.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2600S performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 377Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 379Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 629 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.4 SC Int 85.9 99
64.8 SC Float 86.6 99.7
65.3 SC Mixed 86.3 99.3
69% 86.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
210 QC Int 262 306
216 QC Float 266 305
214 QC Mixed 264 303
59.8% 264 Pts
Min Avg Max
308 MC Int 366 391
306 MC Float 377 406
306 MC Mixed 379 406
56% 374 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.1
SC Float 97.3
SC Mixed 97.9
77% 96.8 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 301
QC Mixed 290
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 371
MC Float 390
MC Mixed 386
57% 383 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 92.5
SC Float 94.2
SC Mixed 93.6
75% 93.4 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 280
QC Mixed 286
62% 272 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 386
MC Mixed 389
58% 384 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.8
SC Float 99.5
SC Mixed 95
78% 97.1 Pts
QC Int 283
QC Float 285
QC Mixed 282
64% 283 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 387
MC Mixed 394
58% 386 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.7
SC Float 97.2
SC Mixed 95.9
77% 95.9 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 265
QC Mixed 244
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 391
MC Mixed 393
58% 388 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,451,420 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-2600S Builds (Compare 55 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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System: HP h8-1020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $437

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-2600S Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi7-2600S
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 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 Frequency1.35 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 TechYes
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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