Average Bench: 40.3% (1069th of 1452)

more Based on 68,540 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00010676, , BFEBFBFF000006FD, AFEBFBFF00010676, AFEBFBFF0001067A, 00050400000607D0, 1FABFBFF0001067A, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF00010677, 0000000FFF800800, BFEFFBFF00010676, BFEBFBFF000006FB, 014D9203BFEBFBFF, 1FEBFBFF0001067A, BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz

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]

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8400 averaged 59.7% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 67.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 41.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8400 is 22.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E8400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 78Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 78.1Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 68,540 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.1 Memory 67.9 78.9
23.1 1-Core 41.2 48.1
31.5 2-Core 73.8 95.5
40.3% 61 Pts
Min Avg Max
39.7 4-Core 76.9 95.4
41.3 8-Core 78.1 95.4
10.3% 77.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
37.4 64-Core 78 95.4
4.8% 78 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 45.9
2-Core 87.1
46% 69.7 Pts
4-Core 83.8
8-Core 88.3
11% 86.1 Pts
64-Core 86.2
5% 86.2 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 46.2
2-Core 88.6
45% 69.6 Pts
4-Core 89.1
8-Core 89.5
12% 89.3 Pts
64-Core 87.8
5% 87.8 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.1
1-Core 42.6
2-Core 88.6
44% 68.1 Pts
4-Core 85.8
8-Core 80.3
11% 83.1 Pts
64-Core 81
5% 81 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 23.1
1-Core 43.9
2-Core 76.3
26% 47.8 Pts
4-Core 67.5
8-Core 69.7
9% 68.6 Pts
64-Core 78.4
5% 78.4 Pts
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Gaming 4%
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Desktop 40%
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Workstation 4%
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System: HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $116

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8400 (6M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameWolfdale
Launch DateQ1'08
Processor NumberE8400
# of Cores2
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$149.00 - $179.00
Clock Speed3 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

Legacy Intel® Core™2 Processor...

Added 9 years ago.

Average

7 months ago.

Old model but high Ghz i have 4ghz overclocked from 3.80 ghz

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PCGH-Test: Core 2 Duo E8400 - der Wolfdale-Spartipp


Terrible

7 months ago.

having spotify and ms teams running at the same time made my pc sound like an airplane due to this piece of garbage


Good

2 months ago.

i play gta v 1080p 60-50 fps with this


Poor

21 months ago.

5$ cpu runs windows 10 on integrated graphics and is cheaper than a potato cant complain


Poor

3 months ago.

in 2019 i was playing gta v with this processor (combining with geforce 630 2gb graphics card)


Good

2 days ago.

Amazing.. good performance and more powerful


Excellent

7 months ago.

run gaming ok 60fps rtx 2060 !


Terrible

9 years ago.


Poor

19 months ago.

Best cheap intel for overclock low end pc


Excellent

3 months ago.

i've been using this processor nearly 5 years.It has not given me any problems till this day.Greatly works with gt 1030 .though it was a beast of once,but today more alternatives have been found such a g4560.From my opinion,it is okay for light gaming.Not made for high-end titles.


Good

8 months ago.

Still pretty good and works fine!


Good

12 months ago.

It handled all my everyday use comfortably.


Average

5 years ago.

Not bad for basic use. Don't pair a good GPU with it though, it's just a dual-core after all.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400(olso all e8...) is amazing CPU. It has 6MB L2 cash which makes it amazing. Also it's overclocking abilities are also crazy. It can work on 4Ghz easily. 65W TDP is also not much(2008?) it can handle +5GHZ sometimes(I think the best was 5.3 Ghz(which i9 9900K can't(joke)).


Poor

4 years ago.

This CPU is very outdated for today's standards. It is found in most educational computers because it is very cheap. However, most people choose to put integrated graphics cards because they simply cannot afford a real graphics card. This cpu is very underperforming with only two cores, and even paired with a graphics card will struggle to run on the best titles. You'd be better off with a quad core cpu instead.


Good

3 years ago.

me encanta su velocidad de mononucleo


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