Average Bench: 44.1% (332nd of 1182)

more Based on 9,532 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 30%Average: 44.1% Great: 49%
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2300 averaged 55.8% 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 75.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 148Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2300 is just 18.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 282Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 279Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,532 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.9 1-Core 75.3 81.2
113 2-Core 148 158
52.6% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
165 4-Core 274 306
192 8-Core 279 307
37.7% 276 Pts
Min Avg Max
210 64-Core 282 309
18.9% 282 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 80.1
2-Core 158
56% 119 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 299
41% 301 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 155
54% 115 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 300
41% 301 Pts
64-Core 302
20% 302 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 79.2
2-Core 156
55% 118 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 293
41% 296 Pts
64-Core 305
20% 305 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 79.8
2-Core 157
56% 118 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 293
40% 294 Pts
64-Core 305
20% 305 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.3
2-Core 149
50% 108 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 182
35% 238 Pts
64-Core 273
18% 273 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.3
2-Core 155
54% 116 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 248
33% 244 Pts
64-Core 189
13% 189 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 34.8
2-Core 83.9
27% 59.3 Pts
4-Core 123
8-Core 174
19% 148 Pts
64-Core 253
17% 253 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,433,980 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2300 Builds (Compare 41,618 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $236

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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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