Average Bench: 24.6% (611th of 953)

Based on 11,223 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00010676, , BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz

The Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 is amongst the fastest of the Core 2 Duo range of now nearly ten year old CPUs. The E8400 is included in our group tests simply as a reference point due to its huge success back in its day. Running at a clock speed of 3.0 GHz the E8400 has an effective speed of 52 which is 85% slower than its modern day counterparts. The relative lack of performance is especially noticeable in the area of multi-core processing as a consequence of the E8400's relatively few two cores. Anyone considering an upgrade needn't hesitate as modern CPUs are not only orders of magnitude faster but also considerably more energy efficient and feature packed. [Oct '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 17%Average: 24.6% Great: 30%
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8400 averaged 75.4% 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 69.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 51.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8400 is just 12.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E8400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 80.2Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 102Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,223 samples)
Min Avg Max
47 SC Int 69.4 84.3
28.1 SC Float 41 49.5
36.5 SC Mixed 51.7 63.1
43.3% 54 Pts
Min Avg Max
83.7 QC Int 133 162
50.4 QC Float 78 95.1
64.1 QC Mixed 98.7 119
23.5% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
102 MC Int 138 167
56.9 MC Float 80.2 95.6
71.5 MC Mixed 102 122
16.2% 107 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 82.1
SC Float 48.3
SC Mixed 60.8
51% 63.7 Pts
QC Int 162
QC Float 95.5
QC Mixed 116
28% 124 Pts
MC Int 163
MC Float 95.7
MC Mixed 122
19% 127 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.5
SC Float 42.8
SC Mixed 54
45% 56.4 Pts
QC Int 146
QC Float 85.9
QC Mixed 107
26% 113 Pts
MC Int 148
MC Float 85.7
MC Mixed 110
17% 114 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 71.8
SC Float 43
SC Mixed 54
45% 56.3 Pts
QC Int 144
QC Float 84.9
QC Mixed 107
26% 112 Pts
MC Int 146
MC Float 85.2
MC Mixed 108
17% 113 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 72.1
SC Float 42.9
SC Mixed 53.8
45% 56.3 Pts
QC Int 140
QC Float 80.5
QC Mixed 104
25% 108 Pts
MC Int 136
MC Float 82.1
MC Mixed 102
16% 107 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 29%
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Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8400 (6M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameWolfdale
Launch DateQ1'08
Processor NumberE8400
# of Cores2
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$149.00 - $179.00
Clock Speed3 GHz
Bus Speed1333 MHz FSB
Max TDP65 W
FSB ParityNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets SupportedLGA775
Processing Die Size107 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors410 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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