Average Bench: 53.2% (323rd of 1206)

Based on 1,401 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7260U CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 37%Average: 53.2% Great: 58%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-7260U averaged 46.8% 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 95.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 167Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7260U is 20.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-7260U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 264Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 261Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,401 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.9 1-Core 95.6 105
119 2-Core 167 195
63.2% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
175 4-Core 256 282
187 8-Core 261 284
35.3% 259 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 64-Core 264 286
17.7% 264 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 185
69% 144 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 280
38% 279 Pts
64-Core 280
19% 280 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 183
69% 143 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 270
37% 270 Pts
64-Core 250
17% 250 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.6
2-Core 158
62% 128 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 242
34% 250 Pts
64-Core 261
18% 261 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 92.1
2-Core 162
61% 127 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 249
32% 236 Pts
64-Core 255
17% 255 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 55.2
2-Core 100
37% 77.7 Pts
4-Core 156
8-Core 159
22% 157 Pts
64-Core 160
11% 160 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 47.6
2-Core 90.9
33% 69.2 Pts
4-Core 111
8-Core 130
16% 120 Pts
64-Core 123
8% 123 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,610,001 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-7260U Builds (Compare 691 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

Motherboard: Intel NUC7i5BNB

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 26% - Poor Total price: $100

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-7260U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi5-7260U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.20 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.40 GHz
Max TDP15 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
Graphics Base Frequency300.00 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency950.00 MHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory32 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

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
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes
Speed Shift TechnologyYes

Package

Package Size42x24x1.3
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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