Average Bench: 55.4% (278th of 1144)

Based on 1,015 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 44%Average: 55.4% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2600S averaged 44.5% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 85.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2600S is just 18.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-2600S performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 376Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 377Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,015 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.1 SC Int 85.6 98.3
62.8 SC Float 86.4 99.3
64.3 SC Mixed 86 98.7
68.8% 86 Pts
Min Avg Max
198 QC Int 259 304
206 QC Float 263 305
204 QC Mixed 261 304
59.1% 261 Pts
Min Avg Max
313 MC Int 365 382
325 MC Float 376 394
310 MC Mixed 377 397
55.8% 373 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 93.1
SC Float 95.4
SC Mixed 94
75% 94.2 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 306
QC Mixed 305
68% 300 Pts
MC Int 378
MC Float 390
MC Mixed 393
58% 387 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.5
SC Float 96.9
SC Mixed 98
78% 97.5 Pts
QC Int 295
QC Float 301
QC Mixed 287
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 387
MC Mixed 391
58% 384 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.1
SC Float 97.3
SC Mixed 98.5
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 275
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 281
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 377
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 396
58% 388 Pts
SKTH, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 88.7
SC Float 87.9
SC Mixed 85.8
70% 87.5 Pts
QC Int 253
QC Float 261
QC Mixed 298
61% 271 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 396
58% 389 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 88.2
SC Float 86.1
SC Mixed 87.5
70% 87.3 Pts
QC Int 268
QC Float 280
QC Mixed 294
64% 280 Pts
MC Int 378
MC Float 388
MC Mixed 391
58% 386 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.7
SC Float 92.3
SC Mixed 91.1
73% 91.4 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 295
QC Mixed 282
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 374
MC Float 387
MC Mixed 389
57% 383 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.8
SC Float 86.1
SC Mixed 86.4
69% 86.8 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 268
QC Mixed 257
57% 253 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 349
53% 352 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.5
SC Float 75.3
SC Mixed 73.9
60% 74.6 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 241
53% 236 Pts
MC Int 340
MC Float 352
MC Mixed 350
52% 347 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.4
SC Float 77
SC Mixed 71.1
60% 75.5 Pts
QC Int 202
QC Float 208
QC Mixed 196
46% 202 Pts
MC Int 316
MC Float 380
MC Mixed 354
52% 350 Pts
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Typical Core i7-2600S Builds (Compare 77 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

System: HP h8-1020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $276

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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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