Intel
Intel

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 68,752 user samples
212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 40% Base clock 2.75 GHz
Worst Bench: 10% Base clock 2.4 GHz
Poor: 10% Great: 40%
SPEED RANK: 1332nd / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
68,540 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 47% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 24% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 24% Great: 47%
SPEED RANK: 986th / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
23.4 % 40.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+72%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
43.2 Pts 67.9 Pts Much lower memory latency.
+57%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
21 Pts 41.2 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+96%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
21.8 Pts 73.8 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+239%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
23 Pts 76.9 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+234%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
23.5 Pts 78.1 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+232%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
79.4 Pts +1% 78.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
28.5 Pts 48.1 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+69%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
30.3 Pts 95.5 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+215%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
30.4 Pts 95.4 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+214%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
30.4 Pts 95.4 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+214%
Market Share
Based on 57,261,237 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.03 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
49 % 53 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Age
Newest
108+ Months Much more recent.
+40%
179 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
30.4 Pts 95.4 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+214%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
24.7 Pts 78 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+216%
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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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