Average Bench: 25.6% (619th of 985)

Based on 6,697 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, BFEBFBFF00010676, , BFEFFBFF0001067A, AFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz
Poor: 18%Average: 25.6% Great: 29%
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8500 averaged 74.3% 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 72.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 53.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is just 11.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 83.8Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 106Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,697 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.4 SC Int 72.1 81
28.2 SC Float 42.6 47.4
35.9 SC Mixed 53.7 60
44.9% 56.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
91.6 QC Int 141 158
53.5 QC Float 81.9 91.9
66.6 QC Mixed 104 118
24.8% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
103 MC Int 144 162
57 MC Float 83.8 94.7
72.4 MC Mixed 106 120
16.9% 111 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
SC Int 87.1
SC Float 51.5
SC Mixed 65.2
54% 67.9 Pts
QC Int 175
QC Float 103
QC Mixed 128
31% 135 Pts
MC Int 175
MC Float 102
MC Mixed 128
20% 135 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 76.8
SC Float 45.5
SC Mixed 57
48% 59.8 Pts
QC Int 156
QC Float 89.2
QC Mixed 114
27% 120 Pts
MC Int 156
MC Float 90.4
MC Mixed 115
18% 120 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.8
SC Float 45.2
SC Mixed 56.8
47% 58.6 Pts
QC Int 146
QC Float 89.3
QC Mixed 114
26% 116 Pts
MC Int 156
MC Float 90
MC Mixed 115
18% 120 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.6
SC Float 45.2
SC Mixed 57.5
48% 60.1 Pts
QC Int 151
QC Float 88.5
QC Mixed 112
27% 117 Pts
MC Int 154
MC Float 89.2
MC Mixed 112
18% 118 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 76.8
SC Float 45.6
SC Mixed 55.3
47% 59.2 Pts
QC Int 154
QC Float 88.8
QC Mixed 113
27% 119 Pts
MC Int 155
MC Float 89.2
MC Mixed 114
18% 120 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.4
SC Float 44.6
SC Mixed 56.1
47% 59 Pts
QC Int 140
QC Float 86.2
QC Mixed 105
25% 110 Pts
MC Int 144
MC Float 86.4
MC Mixed 109
17% 113 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 71.7
SC Float 41.1
SC Mixed 49.6
43% 54.1 Pts
QC Int 129
QC Float 70.4
QC Mixed 101
23% 100 Pts
MC Int 144
MC Float 83.3
MC Mixed 105
17% 111 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.1
SC Float 31.6
SC Mixed 45.8
36% 45.2 Pts
QC Int 78.7
QC Float 43.5
QC Mixed 69.8
15% 64 Pts
MC Int 120
MC Float 60.8
MC Mixed 59.9
12% 80.1 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E8500 Builds (Compare 2,569 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $61

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8500 (6M Cache, 3.16 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameWolfdale
Launch DateQ1'08
Processor NumberE8500
# of Cores2
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$200.00
Clock Speed3.16 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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