Average Bench: 25.1% (737th of 1122)

Based on 7,503 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, BFEBFBFF00010676, , BFEFFBFF0001067A, AFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8500 averaged 74.8% 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 71.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 52.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is just 10.7%. 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 82.9Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 105Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,503 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.9 SC Int 71.2 78.4
27.8 SC Float 41.9 45.8
35.1 SC Mixed 52.8 57.9
44.3% 55.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
85.6 QC Int 138 157
50.9 QC Float 80.2 91.4
65.2 QC Mixed 101 116
24.3% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
96.4 MC Int 142 158
56.9 MC Float 82.9 91.5
69.8 MC Mixed 105 116
16.7% 110 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.2
SC Float 45.4
SC Mixed 57.6
48% 59.7 Pts
QC Int 152
QC Float 90.3
QC Mixed 115
27% 119 Pts
MC Int 158
MC Float 90.2
MC Mixed 116
18% 121 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 76.6
SC Float 44.9
SC Mixed 57
48% 59.5 Pts
QC Int 155
QC Float 90.2
QC Mixed 115
27% 120 Pts
MC Int 156
MC Float 91.1
MC Mixed 114
18% 120 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77
SC Float 45.2
SC Mixed 57.2
48% 59.8 Pts
QC Int 154
QC Float 88.8
QC Mixed 112
27% 118 Pts
MC Int 153
MC Float 88.8
MC Mixed 112
18% 118 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 76
SC Float 45
SC Mixed 57.1
48% 59.4 Pts
QC Int 153
QC Float 89.1
QC Mixed 112
27% 118 Pts
MC Int 152
MC Float 88.5
MC Mixed 112
18% 118 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.8
SC Float 45.2
SC Mixed 57.2
48% 60.1 Pts
QC Int 154
QC Float 90.5
QC Mixed 112
27% 119 Pts
MC Int 143
MC Float 89.8
MC Mixed 109
17% 114 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 68
SC Float 43.3
SC Mixed 55.8
45% 55.7 Pts
QC Int 147
QC Float 85.3
QC Mixed 109
26% 114 Pts
MC Int 142
MC Float 88.8
MC Mixed 110
17% 114 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 75.4
SC Float 43.4
SC Mixed 54.4
46% 57.7 Pts
QC Int 152
QC Float 88
QC Mixed 111
27% 117 Pts
MC Int 152
MC Float 81.6
MC Mixed 109
17% 114 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 78.2
SC Float 45.6
SC Mixed 52.4
47% 58.7 Pts
QC Int 133
QC Float 85.8
QC Mixed 112
25% 110 Pts
MC Int 157
MC Float 89.6
MC Mixed 115
18% 121 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E8500 Builds (Compare 3,708 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: 44% - Average Total price: $113

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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

 Comments

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Excellent

2 months ago.

very good processor


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