Average Bench: 66% (375th of 1276)

more Based on 13,363 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 55%Average: 66% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2300 averaged 34.0% 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. Memory Latency 85.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 75.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2300 is just 16.4%. 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 278Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 277Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,363 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.1 Memory 85.3 91.7
63.4 1-Core 75.3 81.1
115 2-Core 147 158
63.4% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
178 4-Core 271 305
199 8-Core 277 305
37.3% 274 Pts
Min Avg Max
199 64-Core 278 308
18.7% 278 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 92.1
1-Core 78.8
2-Core 155
67% 109 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 300
41% 299 Pts
64-Core 303
20% 303 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.1
1-Core 79.8
2-Core 157
67% 109 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 306
42% 305 Pts
64-Core 306
20% 306 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 19,988,656 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.3
1-Core 78.4
2-Core 153
67% 107 Pts
4-Core 287
8-Core 283
39% 285 Pts
64-Core 289
19% 289 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Memory 91.2
1-Core 77.8
2-Core 154
67% 108 Pts
4-Core 267
8-Core 253
36% 260 Pts
64-Core 298
20% 298 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 78.9
2-Core 151
64% 105 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 280
40% 291 Pts
64-Core 260
17% 260 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 77
2-Core 142
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 202
35% 245 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.4
1-Core 74.6
2-Core 147
60% 99.3 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 268
36% 263 Pts
64-Core 246
16% 246 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.5
1-Core 76
2-Core 152
58% 98.8 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 204
27% 199 Pts
64-Core 255
17% 255 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,532,808 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2300 Builds (Compare 27,467 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $32

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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

 Comments

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4 days ago.

lasted me many years with no problems


Good

1 month ago.

je l'ai depuis 2011 et honnetement il tient bien


Average

10 months ago.

Good for an old, silent PC


Excellent

8 months ago.

I have it in my PC right now. I paired it with a Nvidia GT 1030 2GB GDDR5 And they work flawlessly. It's a great CPU For budget gaming and pretty heavy office work. Very fast on Windows 10 Pro, The integrated graphics will get you by with things like YouTube and Very VERY Light games.


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