Average Bench: 27.1% (710th of 1128)

Based on 2,532 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8600 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 19%Average: 27.1% Great: 30%
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8600 averaged 72.9% 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 76.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 56.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8600 is just 11.4%. 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 88.1Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 112Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,532 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.6 SC Int 76.2 84.5
28.8 SC Float 44.8 48.7
38.8 SC Mixed 56.6 62.3
47.4% 59.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
95.8 QC Int 149 168
56.3 QC Float 86.4 97.6
71.4 QC Mixed 109 124
26.1% 115 Pts
Min Avg Max
98 MC Int 151 170
58.6 MC Float 88.1 98.4
71.9 MC Mixed 112 124
17.8% 117 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 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.2
SC Float 47.6
SC Mixed 57.7
50% 62.2 Pts
QC Int 158
QC Float 90.5
QC Mixed 117
28% 122 Pts
MC Int 156
MC Float 90.6
MC Mixed 118
18% 122 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.5
SC Float 47.7
SC Mixed 59.5
50% 62.9 Pts
QC Int 161
QC Float 90.4
QC Mixed 112
28% 121 Pts
MC Int 149
MC Float 65.7
MC Mixed 86.6
15% 100 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.7
SC Float 46.6
SC Mixed 58.3
49% 61.2 Pts
QC Int 157
QC Float 91.2
QC Mixed 111
27% 120 Pts
MC Int 155
MC Float 90.6
MC Mixed 114
18% 120 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 80.5
SC Float 47.3
SC Mixed 59.6
50% 62.5 Pts
QC Int 158
QC Float 88.8
QC Mixed 97.2
26% 115 Pts
MC Int 156
MC Float 89.5
MC Mixed 111
18% 119 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 73.8
SC Float 46.8
SC Mixed 56.9
47% 59.2 Pts
QC Int 137
QC Float 80.6
QC Mixed 101
24% 106 Pts
MC Int 149
MC Float 86.2
MC Mixed 108
17% 115 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 72.5
SC Float 47.4
SC Mixed 52.5
46% 57.5 Pts
QC Int 162
QC Float 91.9
QC Mixed 103
27% 119 Pts
MC Int 157
MC Float 90.2
MC Mixed 118
18% 122 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 67.7
SC Float 46
SC Mixed 45.5
42% 53.1 Pts
QC Int 121
QC Float 78
QC Mixed 94
22% 97.7 Pts
MC Int 154
MC Float 86
MC Mixed 118
18% 120 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E8600 Builds (Compare 3,965 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $126

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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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