Intel Core i5-2300

8 Reasons why Intel Core i5-2300 is better

than the average

1.Somewhat faster CPU clock speed
4 x 2.8GHzvs 4.7 x 2.3GHz (the average)
vs 8 x 8GHz (best: AMD Opteron 6220)
2.Measurably faster GPU clock speed
850MHzvs 508MHz (the average)
vs 1300MHz (best: Intel Core i7-4770R)
The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
3.Measurably higher GeekBench result
6877vs 6191 (the average)
vs 22113 (best: Intel Core i7-4960X)
This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2016)
4.Plenty higher PassMark result (single)
1557vs 1444 (the average)
vs 2546 (best: Intel Core i7-4790K)
This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
5.Has Intel Quick Sync Video
Yesvs No (71% don't have it)
This allows very fast video transcoding times, for example when ripping a DVD or Blu-ray to your computer.
6.Notably higher clock multiplier
28vs 24 (the average)
vs 47 (best: Intel Core i7-4870HQ)
The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.
7.Faster GPU turbo speed
1100MHzvs 1050MHz (the average)
vs 1350MHz (best: Intel Core i7-3940XM)
When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
8.A little higher SSE version
4.2vs 4.1 (the average)
vs 4.2 (best: Intel Core i7-4770K)
SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.
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