Average Bench: 45.2% (899th of 1355)

Based on 18,830 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, BFEBFBFF00010676, , BFEFFBFF0001067A, AFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8500 averaged 54.7% 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 71.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 58.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is just 14.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 114Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 114Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,830 samples)
Min Avg Max
56 Memory 71.6 80
39.2 1-Core 58.3 63.3
61.9 2-Core 111 126
50.6% 80.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
68.2 4-Core 112 126
75.2 8-Core 114 127
15.4% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
77.6 64-Core 114 127
7.7% 114 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 62.6
2-Core 123
54% 87 Pts
4-Core 122
8-Core 125
17% 124 Pts
64-Core 123
8% 123 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
Memory 73.3
1-Core 60.5
2-Core 128
54% 87.1 Pts
4-Core 126
8-Core 126
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
Memory 73.6
1-Core 61
2-Core 103
51% 79.1 Pts
4-Core 117
8-Core 117
16% 117 Pts
64-Core 123
8% 123 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.3
1-Core 61.9
2-Core 124
53% 85.7 Pts
4-Core 122
8-Core 124
17% 123 Pts
64-Core 122
8% 122 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.3
1-Core 53.8
2-Core 103
49% 76.4 Pts
4-Core 106
8-Core 113
15% 110 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 57.9
2-Core 98
49% 76 Pts
4-Core 101
8-Core 89
13% 95.1 Pts
64-Core 108
7% 108 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.1
1-Core 62.5
2-Core 123
51% 84 Pts
4-Core 124
8-Core 124
17% 124 Pts
64-Core 122
8% 122 Pts
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Gaming 4%
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Desktop 46%
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Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $160

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8500 (6M Cache, 3.16 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameWolfdale
Launch DateQ1'08
Processor NumberE8500
# of Cores2
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$200.00
Clock Speed3.16 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

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Excellent

3 months ago.

fast enough, reliable, value 4 money (now)


Good

6 months ago.

Never failed or disappointed me.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Reliable. Good overclock capability.


Excellent

16 months ago.

i play games with this prossessor


Excellent

15 months ago.

Beast processor during its time, when single core performance was king, but also software support, starting with Windows itself, was a major factor, it's crazy because all the benches at the time showed the e8500 beating the Phenom II 965 in gaming( the reason I was building a system) at the time, especially when it came to OC. Crazy what the benches are now, if you have Phenom II now with a mobo that works it may be useful (but they aren't very power efficient) but I burnt my mobo out overclocking so the point of what either processor could do 5 much less 10 years later is pretty moot.


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