Average Bench: 66.9% (341st of 1240)

more Based on 12,377 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 56%Average: 66.9% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2300 averaged 33.1% 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 87.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 75Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2300 is just 16.2%. 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 276Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 275Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,377 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.8 Memory 87.1 92
61.3 1-Core 75 81
114 2-Core 147 158
63.9% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
170 4-Core 271 305
192 8-Core 275 306
37.2% 273 Pts
Min Avg Max
189 64-Core 276 308
18.5% 276 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Memory 89.4
1-Core 77.3
2-Core 154
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 300
41% 299 Pts
64-Core 299
20% 299 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 71.4
2-Core 149
64% 104 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 256
38% 271 Pts
64-Core 267
18% 267 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.2
1-Core 76.9
2-Core 150
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 274
38% 278 Pts
64-Core 282
19% 282 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 89.8
1-Core 67.4
2-Core 135
62% 97.5 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 247
36% 257 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 76.6
2-Core 145
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 278
37% 271 Pts
64-Core 276
18% 276 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 77.2
2-Core 153
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 227
8-Core 281
34% 254 Pts
64-Core 276
18% 276 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 66.4
2-Core 146
60% 98.1 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 255
34% 251 Pts
64-Core 259
17% 259 Pts
Socket 1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 67.3
2-Core 141
60% 97.1 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 243
31% 228 Pts
64-Core 232
16% 232 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,718,148 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2300 Builds (Compare 60,580 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $225

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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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1 month ago.

lasted me many years with no problems


Average

2 months ago.

Good for an old, silent PC


Excellent

15 days 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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