Average Bench: 27.9% (760th of 1206)

Based on 3,544 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8600 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 19%Average: 27.9% Great: 32%
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8600 averaged 72.1% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 56.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 108Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8600 is just 12.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E8600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 111Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 112Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,544 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.5 1-Core 56.8 63
65.8 2-Core 108 123
39.2% 82.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
70.3 4-Core 110 126
80.4 8-Core 112 126
15.1% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
70.1 64-Core 111 125
7.5% 111 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.8
2-Core 129
46% 96.9 Pts
4-Core 122
8-Core 129
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 127
8% 127 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 60.5
2-Core 120
43% 90.3 Pts
4-Core 121
8-Core 121
16% 121 Pts
64-Core 117
8% 117 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 60.4
2-Core 120
42% 89.9 Pts
4-Core 120
8-Core 118
16% 119 Pts
64-Core 121
8% 121 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 60.3
2-Core 119
42% 89.7 Pts
4-Core 119
8-Core 121
16% 120 Pts
64-Core 115
8% 115 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 60.1
2-Core 119
42% 89.4 Pts
4-Core 118
8-Core 117
16% 118 Pts
64-Core 117
8% 117 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.1
2-Core 93.3
33% 70.7 Pts
4-Core 96.2
8-Core 93.9
13% 95.1 Pts
64-Core 94.6
6% 94.6 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 53
2-Core 77.2
32% 65.1 Pts
4-Core 67.3
8-Core 61.3
9% 64.3 Pts
64-Core 58.9
4% 58.9 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 34.6
2-Core 63.3
23% 48.9 Pts
4-Core 81.7
8-Core 74
11% 77.8 Pts
64-Core 85
6% 85 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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 Prices

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Typical Core2 Duo E8600 Builds (Compare 7,309 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $212

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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

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

8 months ago.

i have one personally,and i enjoy playing games that are not too much cpu bound like csgo and etc.


Terrible

7 months ago.

Super slow


Average

6 months ago.

If you have one of these, it's probably in your old Mac. It's a still competent processor in 2019 for web and office tasks--if you're running with an SSD and at least 8gb of ram, but you'll feel the occasional pang to upgrade.


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