Average Bench: 42.8% (346th of 1182)

Based on 1,253 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000806E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7260U CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 42.8% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-7260U averaged 57.2% 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 95Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 165Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7260U is just 15.6%. 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 265Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 262Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,253 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.4 1-Core 95 105
120 2-Core 165 194
62.7% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
177 4-Core 258 282
190 8-Core 262 284
35.5% 260 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 64-Core 265 287
17.8% 265 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 105
2-Core 182
69% 143 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 287
39% 286 Pts
64-Core 288
19% 288 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 196
72% 150 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 283
38% 279 Pts
64-Core 285
19% 285 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 187
70% 146 Pts
4-Core 279
8-Core 278
38% 278 Pts
64-Core 283
19% 283 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 192
71% 148 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 281
38% 278 Pts
64-Core 283
19% 283 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 200
72% 152 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 281
38% 276 Pts
64-Core 275
18% 275 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 103
2-Core 174
67% 138 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 272
37% 272 Pts
64-Core 272
18% 272 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 103
2-Core 181
68% 142 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 276
34% 256 Pts
64-Core 259
17% 259 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 96.1
2-Core 167
63% 132 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 248
34% 249 Pts
64-Core 232
16% 232 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.8
2-Core 172
65% 135 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 250
30% 228 Pts
64-Core 269
18% 269 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,251,827 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-7260U Builds (Compare 616 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

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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