Average Bench: 55.7% (270th of 1129)

Based on 901 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 45%Average: 55.7% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-2600S averaged 44.2% 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 85.8Pts
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 18.5%. 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 901 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.5 SC Int 85.8 98.5
63.9 SC Float 86.6 99.4
65.2 SC Mixed 86.2 98.9
69% 86.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
200 QC Int 261 305
211 QC Float 265 306
206 QC Mixed 263 304
59.6% 263 Pts
Min Avg Max
307 MC Int 366 389
305 MC Float 376 404
305 MC Mixed 377 405
55.9% 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 98.2
SC Float 99.6
SC Mixed 98.9
79% 98.9 Pts
QC Int 285
QC Float 292
QC Mixed 294
66% 290 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 390
MC Mixed 394
58% 388 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.9
SC Float 99
SC Mixed 96.6
78% 97.8 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 304
QC Mixed 290
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 391
MC Mixed 396
58% 389 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99
SC Float 99.8
SC Mixed 98.9
79% 99.2 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 273
QC Mixed 270
61% 268 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 390
MC Mixed 395
58% 388 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 89.3
SC Float 99.3
SC Mixed 92.9
75% 93.8 Pts
QC Int 282
QC Float 288
QC Mixed 276
64% 282 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 397
58% 389 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.8
SC Float 95.2
SC Mixed 94.6
75% 94.2 Pts
QC Int 261
QC Float 254
QC Mixed 252
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 387
MC Mixed 388
58% 384 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 74.9
SC Float 75.1
SC Mixed 74.8
60% 74.9 Pts
QC Int 243
QC Float 258
QC Mixed 245
56% 249 Pts
MC Int 377
MC Float 374
MC Mixed 382
57% 378 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 39.7
SC Float 40.2
SC Mixed 38.9
32% 39.6 Pts
QC Int 128
QC Float 132
QC Mixed 132
30% 131 Pts
MC Int 318
MC Float 346
MC Mixed 380
52% 348 Pts
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Typical Core i7-2600S Builds (Compare 65 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: 50% - Above average Total price: $380

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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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