Average Bench: 26.9% (725th of 1143)

Based on 2,720 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8600 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 18%Average: 26.9% Great: 30%
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8600 averaged 73.1% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 76.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 56.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8600 is just 12%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E8600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 88Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 111Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,720 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.9 SC Int 76.1 83.5
28.6 SC Float 44.5 48.2
36.3 SC Mixed 56.2 61
47.2% 58.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
91.9 QC Int 148 166
55.6 QC Float 85.9 96.6
70.2 QC Mixed 109 123
26% 114 Pts
Min Avg Max
96.3 MC Int 151 167
59.6 MC Float 88 96.4
71.4 MC Mixed 111 123
17.8% 117 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.3
SC Float 50.6
SC Mixed 63.1
53% 66.3 Pts
QC Int 168
QC Float 100
QC Mixed 127
30% 132 Pts
MC Int 166
MC Float 97.1
MC Mixed 122
20% 129 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 81.4
SC Float 47.6
SC Mixed 60.2
50% 63.1 Pts
QC Int 159
QC Float 92.8
QC Mixed 117
28% 123 Pts
MC Int 160
MC Float 92.5
MC Mixed 118
19% 123 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 81.5
SC Float 47.1
SC Mixed 58.1
50% 62.2 Pts
QC Int 162
QC Float 92.8
QC Mixed 116
28% 124 Pts
MC Int 158
MC Float 81.8
MC Mixed 114
18% 118 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 77.8
SC Float 47.1
SC Mixed 52.7
47% 59.2 Pts
QC Int 157
QC Float 85.3
QC Mixed 115
27% 119 Pts
MC Int 159
MC Float 91.6
MC Mixed 118
19% 123 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 80.9
SC Float 48.4
SC Mixed 60.1
51% 63.1 Pts
QC Int 148
QC Float 82.7
QC Mixed 83.9
24% 105 Pts
MC Int 113
MC Float 85.9
MC Mixed 115
16% 104 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.3
SC Float 39.6
SC Mixed 61.2
48% 60.4 Pts
QC Int 157
QC Float 62.1
QC Mixed 74.4
22% 97.8 Pts
MC Int 132
MC Float 81.6
MC Mixed 91.5
16% 102 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz
SC Int 47.3
SC Float 28.4
SC Mixed 35.6
30% 37.1 Pts
QC Int 96.7
QC Float 57
QC Mixed 62
16% 71.9 Pts
MC Int 96.9
MC Float 57.5
MC Mixed 72.7
12% 75.7 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E8600 Builds (Compare 3,889 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $188

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8600 (6M Cache, 3.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameWolfdale
Launch DateQ3'08
Processor NumberE8600
# of Cores2
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$285.00
Clock Speed3.33 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

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