Average Bench: 25.3% (721st of 1110)

Based on 8,155 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, BFEBFBFF00010676, , BFEFFBFF0001067A, AFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz
Poor: 17%Average: 25.3% Great: 28%
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8500 averaged 74.6% 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 71.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 53.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is just 11.2%. 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 83.1Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 105Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,155 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.6 SC Int 71.6 79.1
28.3 SC Float 42.2 46.5
34.8 SC Mixed 53.1 58.1
44.6% 55.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
88 QC Int 139 158
50.8 QC Float 80.5 91.6
65.1 QC Mixed 102 117
24.4% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
94.9 MC Int 143 159
54.9 MC Float 83.1 93.3
70.3 MC Mixed 105 117
16.8% 110 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 3.15 GHz
SC Int 73.9
SC Float 44.2
SC Mixed 55
46% 57.7 Pts
QC Int 136
QC Float 80.5
QC Mixed 98.9
24% 105 Pts
MC Int 133
MC Float 77.8
MC Mixed 93.3
15% 101 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 72.9
SC Float 44.2
SC Mixed 47.7
44% 54.9 Pts
QC Int 137
QC Float 84.7
QC Mixed 105
25% 109 Pts
MC Int 146
MC Float 80.9
MC Mixed 110
17% 112 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 69.9
SC Float 44.1
SC Mixed 53.8
45% 55.9 Pts
QC Int 125
QC Float 71
QC Mixed 90.7
22% 95.5 Pts
MC Int 138
MC Float 84.9
MC Mixed 109
17% 110 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 55.6
SC Float 30.3
SC Mixed 49.5
36% 45.1 Pts
QC Int 122
QC Float 65.4
QC Mixed 90.6
21% 92.7 Pts
MC Int 146
MC Float 74.7
MC Mixed 101
16% 108 Pts
XU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 51
SC Float 35.8
SC Mixed 40.4
34% 42.4 Pts
QC Int 98.3
QC Float 78
QC Mixed 104
21% 93.6 Pts
MC Int 141
MC Float 85.1
MC Mixed 110
17% 112 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
SC Int 61.5
SC Float 36.4
SC Mixed 45.7
38% 47.9 Pts
QC Int 124
QC Float 72.4
QC Mixed 91.5
22% 95.8 Pts
MC Int 125
MC Float 72.6
MC Mixed 91.8
15% 96.3 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
SC Int 58.4
SC Float 33.2
SC Mixed 42.7
36% 44.8 Pts
QC Int 115
QC Float 68.6
QC Mixed 88.2
21% 90.6 Pts
MC Int 121
MC Float 70.5
MC Mixed 89
14% 93.5 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E8500 Builds (Compare 3,319 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
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: 49% - Average Total price: $73

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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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