Average Bench: 44.7% (844th of 1276)

Based on 17,592 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 55.2% 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 72.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 53.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is just 14.5%. 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 105Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 104Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,592 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.8 Memory 72.3 81.4
35.8 1-Core 53.4 60.1
60.5 2-Core 102 118
48.7% 76 Pts
Min Avg Max
60.3 4-Core 103 118
68.2 8-Core 104 118
14.1% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
69.4 64-Core 105 120
7.1% 105 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 3.15 GHz
Memory 79.7
1-Core 56.6
2-Core 112
53% 82.9 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 112
15% 112 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.4
1-Core 66.4
2-Core 136
56% 92.3 Pts
4-Core 135
8-Core 136
18% 135 Pts
64-Core 133
9% 133 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
Memory 75.4
1-Core 57.1
2-Core 113
52% 82 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 111
15% 112 Pts
64-Core 113
8% 113 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 56.6
2-Core 104
50% 78.2 Pts
4-Core 111
8-Core 109
15% 110 Pts
64-Core 103
7% 103 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.2
1-Core 46.8
2-Core 114
49% 78 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 102
14% 105 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 50.3
2-Core 98.8
48% 74.6 Pts
4-Core 97.2
8-Core 108
14% 103 Pts
64-Core 92
6% 92 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
Memory 72.3
1-Core 35.2
2-Core 53.6
39% 53.7 Pts
4-Core 60.2
8-Core 63.2
8% 61.7 Pts
64-Core 71.1
5% 71.1 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.3
1-Core 41
2-Core 81
43% 64.1 Pts
4-Core 72.5
8-Core 59.7
9% 66.1 Pts
64-Core 82.3
6% 82.3 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.5
1-Core 54
2-Core 73.1
43% 63.9 Pts
4-Core 69.4
8-Core 64.6
9% 67 Pts
64-Core 63.8
4% 63.8 Pts
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Workstation 2%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $162

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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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Average

4 months ago.

I loved mine when I had it back in the day. Great CPU.


Excellent

14 months ago.

fast enough, reliable, value 4 money (now)


Excellent

23 months ago.

Reliable. Good overclock capability.


Good

2 years ago.

Never failed or disappointed me.


Excellent

16 days ago.

i play games with this prossessor


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