Average Bench: 67.9% (329th of 1265)

Based on 2,003 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 57%Average: 67.9% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2600S averaged 32.0% 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. Memory Latency 88.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2600S is just 16.2%. 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 368Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 364Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,003 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.5 Memory 88.8 93
53.7 1-Core 85.3 98.7
103 2-Core 160 191
68.5% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
186 4-Core 258 303
265 8-Core 364 393
40.4% 311 Pts
Min Avg Max
277 64-Core 368 396
24.7% 368 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 193
77% 128 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 400
46% 350 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 88
1-Core 95.9
2-Core 184
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 295
8-Core 390
45% 343 Pts
64-Core 395
26% 395 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 96
2-Core 182
74% 122 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 394
44% 340 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.5
1-Core 94
2-Core 180
72% 120 Pts
4-Core 277
8-Core 388
43% 332 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 85.6
2-Core 168
68% 113 Pts
4-Core 268
8-Core 384
42% 326 Pts
64-Core 380
26% 380 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 92.1
1-Core 86.2
2-Core 155
69% 111 Pts
4-Core 232
8-Core 303
35% 267 Pts
64-Core 300
20% 300 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.3
1-Core 88.2
2-Core 138
66% 105 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 382
40% 311 Pts
64-Core 373
25% 373 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 58.8
2-Core 139
58% 94 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 359
34% 276 Pts
64-Core 367
25% 367 Pts
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Typical Core i7-2600S Builds (Compare 5,515 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

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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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