Intel
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2 Cores, 2 Threads @3.0GHz, Core.
Release date: Q1 2008.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 54,268 user samples
51,684 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 49% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 34% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 34% Great: 49%
SPEED RANK: 843rd / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
2,584 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 50% Base clock 2.9 GHz
Worst Bench: 29% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 29% Great: 50%
SPEED RANK: 905th / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
44 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
41.3 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
72 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
68.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
50.1 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
45.7 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
94.9 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+11%
85.8 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
96.2 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+10%
87.4 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
97.7 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+10%
88.6 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
79.6 Pts 84.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
54.7 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
50.8 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
101 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
101 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+8%
101 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,113,948 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.19 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,800%
0.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % More popular.
+16%
51 %
Age
Newest
150 Months 79+ Months Much more recent.
+47%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+8%
101 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
97.8 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+10%
89.2 Pts
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The Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 is amongst the fastest of the Core 2 Duo range of now nearly ten year old CPUs. The E8400 is included in our group tests simply as a reference point due to its huge success back in its day. Running at a clock speed of 3.0 GHz the E8400 has an effective speed of 52 which is 85% slower than its modern day counterparts. The relative lack of performance is especially noticeable in the area of multi-core processing as a consequence of the E8400's relatively few two cores. Anyone considering an upgrade needn't hesitate as modern CPUs are not only orders of magnitude faster but also considerably more energy efficient and feature packed. [Oct '14 CPUPro]

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