Average Bench: 46.7% (303rd of 1182)

Based on 1,331 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 46.7% Great: 53%
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2600S averaged 53.3% 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 86.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 162Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2600S is just 16.6%. 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 377Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 371Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,331 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.2 1-Core 86.2 98.8
120 2-Core 162 191
58.9% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
199 4-Core 261 303
299 8-Core 371 398
41% 316 Pts
Min Avg Max
309 64-Core 377 397
25.3% 377 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 90.6
2-Core 177
63% 134 Pts
4-Core 280
8-Core 391
44% 335 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88
2-Core 169
61% 129 Pts
4-Core 282
8-Core 379
43% 330 Pts
64-Core 383
26% 383 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 96.1
2-Core 179
66% 138 Pts
4-Core 266
8-Core 382
42% 324 Pts
64-Core 388
26% 388 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.5
2-Core 166
58% 123 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 341
41% 307 Pts
64-Core 379
25% 379 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 86.1
2-Core 158
58% 122 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 389
40% 316 Pts
64-Core 385
26% 385 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 72.9
2-Core 123
48% 98 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 298
34% 260 Pts
64-Core 289
19% 289 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 59.9
2-Core 125
43% 92.2 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 282
32% 248 Pts
64-Core 296
20% 296 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 65.4
2-Core 121
44% 93.4 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 275
30% 235 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,451,131 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-2600S Builds (Compare 111 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: 44% - Average Total price: $319

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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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