Average Bench: 46.6% (307th of 1184)

Based on 1,460 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 46.6% 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 53.4% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 162Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2600S is just 17%. 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 376Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 370Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,460 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.8 1-Core 86.4 98.7
119 2-Core 162 192
59% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
195 4-Core 261 303
290 8-Core 370 395
40.9% 315 Pts
Min Avg Max
304 64-Core 376 397
25.3% 376 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
1-Core 90.6
2-Core 172
62% 131 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 386
43% 332 Pts
64-Core 390
26% 390 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.9
2-Core 190
67% 142 Pts
4-Core 266
8-Core 391
42% 328 Pts
64-Core 375
25% 375 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 168
62% 130 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 368
42% 319 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 78.6
2-Core 144
53% 111 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 357
39% 301 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 76.6
2-Core 150
53% 113 Pts
4-Core 245
8-Core 350
38% 297 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.8
2-Core 165
63% 130 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 360
36% 287 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.1
2-Core 127
46% 97.1 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 280
33% 248 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
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Typical Core i7-2600S Builds (Compare 121 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: 43% - Average Total price: $362

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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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