Average Bench: 51.7% (335th of 1206)

Based on 1,590 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 40%Average: 51.7% Great: 59%
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2600S averaged 48.3% 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 19.2%. 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 376Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 370Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,590 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.7 1-Core 86.2 98.7
116 2-Core 162 191
58.9% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
196 4-Core 261 303
287 8-Core 370 394
40.8% 315 Pts
Min Avg Max
303 64-Core 376 396
25.2% 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, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99.3
2-Core 190
69% 145 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 386
44% 337 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 95.8
2-Core 187
67% 142 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 386
44% 334 Pts
64-Core 392
26% 392 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.2
2-Core 178
64% 136 Pts
4-Core 272
8-Core 390
43% 331 Pts
64-Core 388
26% 388 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 163
61% 127 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 383
42% 326 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 81.1
2-Core 163
57% 122 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 358
40% 305 Pts
64-Core 373
25% 373 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.4
2-Core 138
47% 101 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 332
36% 279 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,643,011 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-2600S Builds (Compare 133 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: 48% - Average Total price: $348

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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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