Average Bench: 49.4% (366th of 1206)

more Based on 10,098 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 38%Average: 49.4% Great: 54%
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2300 averaged 50.5% 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 75.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 148Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2300 is just 15.5%. 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 281Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 280Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,098 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.5 1-Core 75.4 81
120 2-Core 148 158
52.6% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
185 4-Core 276 306
198 8-Core 280 306
37.9% 278 Pts
Min Avg Max
197 64-Core 281 308
18.8% 281 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 80.8
2-Core 157
56% 119 Pts
4-Core 305
8-Core 305
42% 305 Pts
64-Core 306
20% 306 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 79.7
2-Core 156
56% 118 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 302
41% 302 Pts
64-Core 302
20% 302 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.8
2-Core 154
55% 116 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 299
41% 301 Pts
64-Core 299
20% 299 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.2
2-Core 156
55% 117 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 286
40% 289 Pts
64-Core 293
20% 293 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 73.1
2-Core 142
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 277
39% 281 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 74.1
2-Core 148
52% 111 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 282
38% 280 Pts
64-Core 278
19% 278 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.1
2-Core 147
50% 108 Pts
4-Core 289
8-Core 291
40% 290 Pts
64-Core 294
20% 294 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 21,626,426 GHz (avg)
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 139
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 242
8-Core 266
34% 254 Pts
64-Core 264
18% 264 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 60.7
2-Core 121
43% 90.8 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 216
29% 213 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,933,961 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2300 Builds (Compare 50,689 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $215

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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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