Average Bench: 43.7% (891st of 1307)

more Based on 62,776 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 56.2% 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 71.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 50.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8400 is just 16.5%. 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 98.2Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 98.3Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 62,776 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.4 Memory 71.2 79.7
32.7 1-Core 50.2 54.7
54.8 2-Core 95.2 109
46.7% 72.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
59.2 4-Core 96.9 109
63.7 8-Core 98.3 110
13.3% 97.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
63.6 64-Core 98.2 109
6.6% 98.2 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Memory 77.1
1-Core 63.9
2-Core 124
55% 88.3 Pts
4-Core 125
8-Core 128
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.1
1-Core 52
2-Core 100
49% 76.2 Pts
4-Core 98.6
8-Core 71.1
12% 84.8 Pts
64-Core 72.4
5% 72.4 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.2
1-Core 54.2
2-Core 109
50% 78.9 Pts
4-Core 106
8-Core 110
15% 108 Pts
64-Core 107
7% 107 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Memory 74.9
1-Core 52.9
2-Core 104
50% 77.4 Pts
4-Core 77.8
8-Core 87.2
11% 82.5 Pts
64-Core 104
7% 104 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,099,212 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Jan '08
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Gaming 4%
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Desktop 44%
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Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $111

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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 6 years ago.

Good

14 days 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

1 month ago.

Fast , maybe little lag but its ok


Poor

24 days ago.

I AM USING IT IN 2020 IT IS GOOD.


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Good

19 days ago.

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


Good

4 days ago.

impressive for running low end games today, its a beast in windows xp


Poor

1 month ago.

Amazing.. good performance and more powerful


Terrible

6 years ago.


Excellent

2 days ago.

Best cheap intel for overclock low end pc


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

2 years ago.

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


Average

5 months ago.

Good CPU


Excellent

10 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

18 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.


Good

6 months ago.

me encanta su velocidad de mononucleo


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