Average Bench: 43.7% (927th of 1406)

Based on 6,109 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8600 @ 3.33GHz
Poor: 35%Average: 43.7% Great: 49%
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop 50%
Workstation 29%

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8600 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 72.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 47.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8600 is just 14.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E8600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 92.4Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 92Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 6,109 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.9 Memory 72.3 81.4
31.2 1-Core 47.3 53.3
49.6 2-Core 90.3 106
45% 70 Pts
Min Avg Max
57.7 4-Core 90.9 106
59.3 8-Core 92 106
12.2% 91.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
62.1 64-Core 92.4 106
5.7% 92.4 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 46.8
2-Core 61.9
44% 62.2 Pts
4-Core 63
8-Core 63.4
8% 63.2 Pts
64-Core 59.7
4% 59.7 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.3
1-Core 49
2-Core 53.7
42% 59.3 Pts
4-Core 63.8
8-Core 69.6
9% 66.7 Pts
64-Core 63.9
4% 63.9 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 44
2-Core 65.4
42% 60.9 Pts
4-Core 72.2
8-Core 67.4
10% 69.8 Pts
64-Core 67.5
4% 67.5 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.1
1-Core 44.1
2-Core 61.3
41% 59.2 Pts
4-Core 70
8-Core 73
10% 71.5 Pts
64-Core 66.3
4% 66.3 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.8
1-Core 47
2-Core 67
40% 59.6 Pts
4-Core 63.3
8-Core 63.6
8% 63.4 Pts
64-Core 69.4
4% 69.4 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 61.4
1-Core 49.3
2-Core 60.4
38% 57 Pts
4-Core 70.8
8-Core 76.3
10% 73.6 Pts
64-Core 61.6
4% 61.6 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.3
1-Core 38.4
2-Core 42.9
34% 47.9 Pts
4-Core 36.4
8-Core 36.5
5% 36.5 Pts
64-Core 40.4
2% 40.4 Pts
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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: 48% - Average Total price: $197

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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 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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12 months ago.

It is better than other and cheaper


9 days ago.

Le Core 2 Duo le plus puissant hors Xtrem, on le trouve aujourd'hui à 15€ et il délivre encore pas mal de puissance et est largement suffisant pour une utilisation normale


2 years ago.

this one processor is simply totally better than intel celeron n3350, not only at a low price but it brings a much more high response to games and a daily use.


14 months ago.

I've run a pair of E8600 333 based computers for over a decade now one XP the other Win 10 And they have been great Mostly for internet and flight sim X with a gt9600 graphics card on XP For a cheap base machine an all round great CPU


2 years ago.

It will replace a E5300 in a Lenovo MTQ45NK motherboard for $10 without needing to change the PSU. Enough performance for desktop basic use.


4 years ago.

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

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