Average Bench: 55.4% (294th of 1159)

Based on 1,204 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 85.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 86.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-2600S is just 18.8%. 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 1,204 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.9 SC Int 85.9 98.2
62.1 SC Float 86.8 99.5
64.1 SC Mixed 86.2 98.6
69% 86.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
198 QC Int 258 303
205 QC Float 262 304
199 QC Mixed 261 303
59% 260 Pts
Min Avg Max
303 MC Int 365 383
310 MC Float 376 394
304 MC Mixed 377 397
55.8% 372 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, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.3
SC Float 88.9
SC Mixed 93.2
73% 91.5 Pts
QC Int 303
QC Float 290
QC Mixed 303
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 386
MC Mixed 388
57% 383 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 96.8
SC Mixed 94.5
78% 96.9 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 296
QC Mixed 299
67% 296 Pts
MC Int 378
MC Float 391
MC Mixed 394
58% 388 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 87.1
SC Float 92.4
SC Mixed 91.7
72% 90.4 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 304
QC Mixed 292
68% 298 Pts
MC Int 367
MC Float 383
MC Mixed 389
57% 380 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93
SC Float 92.4
SC Mixed 90.6
74% 92 Pts
QC Int 295
QC Float 297
QC Mixed 294
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 365
MC Float 379
MC Mixed 376
56% 374 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.9
SC Float 86.9
SC Mixed 80.3
67% 83.7 Pts
QC Int 234
QC Float 254
QC Mixed 243
55% 244 Pts
MC Int 360
MC Float 380
MC Mixed 381
56% 374 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 88.1
SC Float 90.2
SC Mixed 79.4
69% 85.9 Pts
QC Int 217
QC Float 216
QC Mixed 231
50% 221 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 392
58% 384 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 49.3
SC Float 43.2
SC Mixed 31.3
33% 41.3 Pts
QC Int 222
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 238
52% 230 Pts
MC Int 300
MC Float 316
MC Mixed 299
46% 305 Pts
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Typical Core i7-2600S Builds (Compare 100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
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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