Average Bench: 54.1% (309th of 1159)

more Based on 8,943 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 42%Average: 54.1% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2300 averaged 45.9% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 278Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 278Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2300 is just 16.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-2300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 285Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 285Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,943 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.7 SC Int 75.8 81.1
63.3 SC Float 76.2 82.1
66.4 SC Mixed 75.8 81.4
60.8% 76 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 QC Int 278 307
190 QC Float 279 308
195 QC Mixed 278 307
63.1% 278 Pts
Min Avg Max
226 MC Int 286 308
217 MC Float 285 309
224 MC Mixed 285 309
42.7% 285 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 79.7
SC Float 79.3
SC Mixed 79.8
64% 79.6 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 307
69% 306 Pts
MC Int 305
MC Float 304
MC Mixed 303
46% 304 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78
SC Float 80.2
SC Mixed 79.3
63% 79.2 Pts
QC Int 303
QC Float 305
QC Mixed 300
69% 303 Pts
MC Int 301
MC Float 302
MC Mixed 300
45% 301 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.1
SC Float 79
SC Mixed 77.9
63% 78.3 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 301
QC Mixed 303
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 298
MC Float 295
MC Mixed 299
45% 298 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.2
SC Float 81
SC Mixed 80.3
64% 80.5 Pts
QC Int 303
QC Float 306
QC Mixed 295
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 306
MC Float 303
MC Mixed 307
46% 305 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.7
SC Float 78.2
SC Mixed 77.1
62% 77.7 Pts
QC Int 298
QC Float 300
QC Mixed 296
68% 298 Pts
MC Int 298
MC Float 300
MC Mixed 299
45% 299 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.7
SC Float 77.5
SC Mixed 76.9
62% 77.4 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 288
QC Mixed 287
65% 288 Pts
MC Int 233
MC Float 225
MC Mixed 200
33% 219 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.3
SC Float 69.1
SC Mixed 77.1
59% 74.2 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 226
QC Mixed 225
54% 236 Pts
MC Int 273
MC Float 273
MC Mixed 266
41% 270 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64
SC Float 66.3
SC Mixed 56.5
50% 62.3 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 174
QC Mixed 170
39% 173 Pts
MC Int 227
MC Float 238
MC Mixed 224
34% 230 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 50.5
SC Float 62.1
SC Mixed 60.4
46% 57.7 Pts
QC Int 141
QC Float 167
QC Mixed 150
34% 153 Pts
MC Int 178
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 171
26% 174 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,684,988 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2300 Builds (Compare 37,972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

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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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