Average Bench: 18% (818th of 1184)

Based on 13,173 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, BFEBFBFF00010676, , BFEFFBFF0001067A, AFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz

Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8500 averaged 81.9% 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 52.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 99.7Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is just 7.89%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 104Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 104Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,173 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.3 1-Core 52.9 57.9
56.5 2-Core 99.7 115
36.2% 76.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
66.3 4-Core 102 115
69.8 8-Core 104 116
14% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
70.2 64-Core 104 116
7% 104 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 423, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
1-Core 65.2
2-Core 125
45% 95.3 Pts
4-Core 129
8-Core 128
18% 128 Pts
64-Core 127
8% 127 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
1-Core 65
2-Core 126
45% 95.7 Pts
4-Core 116
8-Core 126
16% 121 Pts
64-Core 137
9% 137 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 59.6
2-Core 117
42% 88.2 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 117
16% 115 Pts
64-Core 115
8% 115 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
1-Core 57.1
2-Core 111
40% 84.1 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 110
15% 111 Pts
64-Core 110
7% 110 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 54.6
2-Core 101
37% 77.9 Pts
4-Core 105
8-Core 104
14% 104 Pts
64-Core 99.4
7% 99.4 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 35.7
2-Core 62.8
24% 49.2 Pts
4-Core 67.8
8-Core 95.1
11% 81.4 Pts
64-Core 90.7
6% 90.7 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.65 GHz
1-Core 39.5
2-Core 51.6
23% 45.5 Pts
4-Core 48.8
8-Core 74.7
8% 61.8 Pts
64-Core 61.3
4% 61.3 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 31%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $80

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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

15 days ago.

i have but its tooooooo slow


Good

22 days ago.

fast enough, reliable, value 4 money (now)


Excellent

8 months ago.

Reliable. Good overclock capability.


Good

12 months ago.

Never failed or disappointed me.


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