Average Bench: 51.8% (335th of 1206)

Based on 1,641 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 39%Average: 51.8% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2600S averaged 48.2% 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 86.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 162Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2600S is just 19.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2600S performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 375Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 370Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,641 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.9 1-Core 86.1 98.7
113 2-Core 162 191
58.9% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
195 4-Core 262 303
286 8-Core 370 395
40.9% 316 Pts
Min Avg Max
303 64-Core 375 396
25.2% 375 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 78.3
2-Core 167
57% 123 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 408
46% 351 Pts
64-Core 439
30% 439 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 82.7
2-Core 166
58% 124 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 387
42% 325 Pts
64-Core 388
26% 388 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 84.3
2-Core 152
57% 118 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 378
41% 318 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 86.4
2-Core 169
60% 128 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 384
39% 308 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 81.2
2-Core 142
54% 112 Pts
4-Core 234
8-Core 339
37% 286 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 79
2-Core 132
51% 105 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 332
37% 283 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 71.6
2-Core 140
50% 106 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 324
38% 287 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.2
2-Core 116
47% 95 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 342
36% 281 Pts
64-Core 331
22% 331 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,934,920 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-2600S Builds (Compare 137 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

System: HP h8-1020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $366

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-2600S Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'11
Processor Numberi7-2600S
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP65 W
Expected DiscontinuanceQ1'2013

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency850 MHz
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.35 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 TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechYes
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 TechYes

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