Average Bench: 25.7% (760th of 1159)

Based on 11,385 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, BFEBFBFF00010676, , BFEFFBFF0001067A, AFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8500 averaged 74.2% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 72.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 53.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is just 11.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 84.2Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 106Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,385 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.5 SC Int 72.5 84.9
28.4 SC Float 42.6 48.4
36.7 SC Mixed 53.8 61.6
45.1% 56.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
95.8 QC Int 141 165
56 QC Float 82.5 96.6
68.7 QC Mixed 104 122
24.9% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
97.1 MC Int 145 164
56.8 MC Float 84.2 96.8
71.8 MC Mixed 106 122
17% 112 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 76.8
SC Float 45.3
SC Mixed 57.2
48% 59.8 Pts
QC Int 154
QC Float 89
QC Mixed 114
27% 119 Pts
MC Int 154
MC Float 89.8
MC Mixed 115
18% 120 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 74.9
SC Float 44.7
SC Mixed 56.8
47% 58.8 Pts
QC Int 151
QC Float 86.4
QC Mixed 109
26% 116 Pts
MC Int 155
MC Float 88.7
MC Mixed 109
18% 117 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 76.4
SC Float 45.2
SC Mixed 54.8
47% 58.8 Pts
QC Int 152
QC Float 88
QC Mixed 112
27% 117 Pts
MC Int 152
MC Float 89.4
MC Mixed 116
18% 119 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.4
SC Float 45.3
SC Mixed 56
48% 59.2 Pts
QC Int 148
QC Float 85.9
QC Mixed 107
26% 114 Pts
MC Int 142
MC Float 88.2
MC Mixed 107
17% 113 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 77.1
SC Float 44.7
SC Mixed 55.5
47% 59.1 Pts
QC Int 152
QC Float 88.7
QC Mixed 105
26% 115 Pts
MC Int 144
MC Float 86.7
MC Mixed 107
17% 113 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.8
SC Float 44.8
SC Mixed 54.7
47% 58.4 Pts
QC Int 94.4
QC Float 59
QC Mixed 86.3
18% 79.9 Pts
MC Int 118
MC Float 67.5
MC Mixed 85.4
14% 90.4 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64.2
SC Float 38.1
SC Mixed 48.2
40% 50.2 Pts
QC Int 131
QC Float 74.7
QC Mixed 96.5
23% 101 Pts
MC Int 129
MC Float 75.3
MC Mixed 96
15% 100 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
SC Int 48.1
SC Float 28.6
SC Mixed 35.6
30% 37.4 Pts
QC Int 97.7
QC Float 56.7
QC Mixed 70.6
17% 75 Pts
MC Int 97.2
MC Float 56.6
MC Mixed 70.7
11% 74.8 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E8500 Builds (Compare 5,483 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
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: 59% - Above average Total price: $67

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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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

bruh


Excellent

6 days ago.

Good


Excellent

4 months ago.

Reliable. Good overclock capability.


Good

8 months ago.

Never failed or disappointed me.


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