Average Bench: 27.5% (692nd of 1110)

Based on 2,209 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8600 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 20%Average: 27.5% Great: 32%
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8600 averaged 72.5% 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 77Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 57.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8600 is just 11.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E8600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 89.2Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 113Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,209 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.9 SC Int 77 89.7
32.4 SC Float 45.3 52.3
40.6 SC Mixed 57.4 66.6
48% 59.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
101 QC Int 151 177
59.9 QC Float 87.7 103
75.7 QC Mixed 111 131
26.5% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
112 MC Int 154 177
65.3 MC Float 89.2 105
79.5 MC Mixed 113 131
18% 119 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 80.3
SC Float 47.9
SC Mixed 60.4
50% 62.9 Pts
QC Int 163
QC Float 93.9
QC Mixed 120
29% 126 Pts
MC Int 164
MC Float 95.1
MC Mixed 121
19% 127 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 81.6
SC Float 47.9
SC Mixed 60.2
51% 63.2 Pts
QC Int 155
QC Float 78
QC Mixed 120
27% 118 Pts
MC Int 164
MC Float 95.6
MC Mixed 120
19% 127 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.4
SC Float 47.4
SC Mixed 60.2
50% 63 Pts
QC Int 161
QC Float 94.4
QC Mixed 119
28% 125 Pts
MC Int 165
MC Float 95.1
MC Mixed 119
19% 126 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 80.6
SC Float 46.5
SC Mixed 59.8
50% 62.3 Pts
QC Int 161
QC Float 94.3
QC Mixed 120
28% 125 Pts
MC Int 157
MC Float 87.3
MC Mixed 117
18% 120 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 79.7
SC Float 47.4
SC Mixed 59.8
50% 62.3 Pts
QC Int 160
QC Float 95.4
QC Mixed 118
28% 124 Pts
MC Int 159
MC Float 83.8
MC Mixed 102
18% 115 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 76.3
SC Float 43.2
SC Mixed 57
47% 58.8 Pts
QC Int 154
QC Float 88.4
QC Mixed 114
27% 119 Pts
MC Int 155
MC Float 87.2
MC Mixed 76.7
16% 106 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 64.8
SC Float 43.1
SC Mixed 51
42% 53 Pts
QC Int 122
QC Float 85.7
QC Mixed 99.4
23% 102 Pts
MC Int 127
MC Float 84.1
MC Mixed 101
16% 104 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 45.8
SC Float 26.3
SC Mixed 36.3
29% 36.1 Pts
QC Int 82.8
QC Float 48.6
QC Mixed 69.1
15% 66.8 Pts
MC Int 97.2
MC Float 56.1
MC Mixed 68.4
11% 73.9 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E8600 Builds (Compare 3,347 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $117

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8600 (6M Cache, 3.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameWolfdale
Launch DateQ3'08
Processor NumberE8600
# of Cores2
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$285.00
Clock Speed3.33 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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