Average Bench: 43.9% (336th of 1184)

more Based on 10,207 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 27%Average: 43.9% 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 56.0% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 75.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 147Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-2300 is 21.4%. 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 281Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 278Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,207 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.5 1-Core 75.2 81.6
99.7 2-Core 147 159
52.4% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
159 4-Core 273 307
172 8-Core 278 307
37.5% 275 Pts
Min Avg Max
189 64-Core 281 310
18.8% 281 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.3
2-Core 173
61% 130 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 349
48% 349 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.8
2-Core 155
55% 116 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 302
41% 302 Pts
64-Core 299
20% 299 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.8
2-Core 155
55% 117 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 300
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 77
2-Core 152
54% 115 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 300
41% 300 Pts
64-Core 289
19% 289 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.3
2-Core 153
55% 116 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 286
39% 285 Pts
64-Core 287
19% 287 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 81.3
2-Core 160
57% 120 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 286
38% 280 Pts
64-Core 306
21% 306 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 140
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 255
35% 256 Pts
64-Core 277
19% 277 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69
2-Core 136
48% 103 Pts
4-Core 257
8-Core 246
35% 252 Pts
64-Core 250
17% 250 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 77.6
2-Core 149
54% 113 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 173
27% 194 Pts
64-Core 257
17% 257 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,982,629 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2300 Builds (Compare 44,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $238

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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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