Average Bench: 43.7% (858th of 1264)

more Based on 59,594 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 56.3% 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 71.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 50Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8400 is just 15.4%. 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 Mixed Speed 96.8Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 96.3Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 59,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
55 Memory 71.5 80.1
34.3 1-Core 50 54.6
50.8 2-Core 93.7 108
46.6% 71.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
56.7 4-Core 94.5 109
60.7 8-Core 96.3 109
13% 95.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
63.2 64-Core 96.8 109
6.5% 96.8 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Memory 71.1
1-Core 51.4
2-Core 103
48% 75.2 Pts
4-Core 102
8-Core 107
14% 105 Pts
64-Core 102
7% 102 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Memory 71.7
1-Core 34.7
2-Core 99.5
44% 68.6 Pts
4-Core 93.9
8-Core 90.4
13% 92.2 Pts
64-Core 101
7% 101 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.3
1-Core 53.4
2-Core 105
48% 75.9 Pts
4-Core 105
8-Core 103
14% 104 Pts
64-Core 103
7% 103 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Memory 57.2
1-Core 53.8
2-Core 101
44% 70.7 Pts
4-Core 102
8-Core 100
14% 101 Pts
64-Core 101
7% 101 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 38.3
1-Core 42.7
2-Core 80
32% 53.7 Pts
4-Core 78.3
8-Core 86.6
11% 82.4 Pts
64-Core 83.9
6% 83.9 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,215,785 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Jan '08
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Typical Core2 Duo E8400 Builds (Compare 2,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $107

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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 5 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

16 days ago.

Another Shintel fail. You absolutely love to see it.


Good

2 months ago.

E8400 + 8GB DDR-2-800 RAM + GTX950/2GB + Intenso SSD = perfekt Linux64bit System !

Info  www.pcgameshardware.de/...

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


Good

2 months ago.

Fast , maybe little lag but its ok


Terrible

8 hrs ago.

p


Terrible

1 month ago.

Eu vou instalar no meu pc obrigado pela informação


Excellent

2 months ago.

easly overclockable, solid build, very melancholic, cheaper than potatoes 1000 times better than any celeron. Best choice for any 775 build


Good

2 months ago.

quick for a budget build, often $5 on ebay and can be added to any 775 system. paired with a 750ti or a hd7770, it makes for a great $50 gaming rig.


Excellent

25 days ago.

Amazing.. good performance and more powerful


Terrible

5 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months 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

11 months 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.


Average

5 months ago.

You should be able to play Valorant, so I guess it's for it's age ?


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