Average Bench: 66.5% (361st of 1265)

more Based on 12,757 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000306A9, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000206A7, 1FABFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000206A6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2300 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 54%Average: 66.5% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-2300 averaged 33.4% 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 85.9Pts
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 17.9%. 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 279Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 278Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,757 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.5 Memory 85.9 92.2
62.3 1-Core 75.3 81.2
116 2-Core 147 158
63.7% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
175 4-Core 274 306
189 8-Core 278 306
37.6% 276 Pts
Min Avg Max
199 64-Core 279 308
18.8% 279 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 91.7
1-Core 78
2-Core 152
67% 107 Pts
4-Core 304
8-Core 304
42% 304 Pts
64-Core 299
20% 299 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 78.2
2-Core 146
67% 106 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 283
39% 284 Pts
64-Core 287
19% 287 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 78.2
2-Core 155
67% 108 Pts
4-Core 302
8-Core 302
41% 302 Pts
64-Core 300
20% 300 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.1
1-Core 79.8
2-Core 150
65% 106 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 302
41% 302 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.1
1-Core 80.2
2-Core 156
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 305
42% 304 Pts
64-Core 303
20% 303 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 84.7
1-Core 77.2
2-Core 154
64% 105 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 298
41% 298 Pts
64-Core 300
20% 300 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 73.5
2-Core 144
61% 99.7 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 239
28% 211 Pts
64-Core 249
17% 249 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,602,844 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-2300 Builds (Compare 19,590 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28

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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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29 days ago.

lasted me many years with no problems


Average

4 months ago.

je l'ai depuis 2011 et honnetement il tient bien


Average

6 months ago.

Good for an old, silent PC


Excellent

4 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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