Average Bench: 43.8% (896th of 1316)

Based on 17,725 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 56.1% 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 70.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 52.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is just 16.8%. 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 102Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 102Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,725 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.2 Memory 70.8 79.7
30.6 1-Core 52.6 57.8
48.5 2-Core 99.3 115
47.6% 74.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
56.2 4-Core 101 115
60.5 8-Core 102 115
13.9% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
63.2 64-Core 102 115
6.8% 102 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
Memory 78.6
1-Core 57.3
2-Core 114
53% 83.1 Pts
4-Core 115
8-Core 113
16% 114 Pts
64-Core 115
8% 115 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.9
1-Core 56.9
2-Core 109
51% 80.3 Pts
4-Core 111
8-Core 110
15% 110 Pts
64-Core 110
7% 110 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 55.1
2-Core 90.3
48% 73.3 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 104
14% 103 Pts
64-Core 105
7% 105 Pts
PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.2
1-Core 53.8
2-Core 106
48% 76.6 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 114
15% 113 Pts
64-Core 113
8% 113 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.2
1-Core 53.6
2-Core 106
49% 76.9 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 91.5
14% 97.1 Pts
64-Core 105
7% 105 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.8
1-Core 28.8
2-Core 86.9
39% 60.2 Pts
4-Core 89.3
8-Core 88.9
12% 89.1 Pts
64-Core 91.4
6% 91.4 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
Memory 63.6
1-Core 56.7
2-Core 81.9
44% 67.4 Pts
4-Core 86.7
8-Core 90.7
12% 88.7 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 67.8
1-Core 34.8
2-Core 49.8
37% 50.8 Pts
4-Core 50.6
8-Core 50.5
7% 50.5 Pts
64-Core 50.3
3% 50.3 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 39
1-Core 15
2-Core 29
20% 27.7 Pts
4-Core 30.4
8-Core 30.2
4% 30.3 Pts
64-Core 32.1
2% 32.1 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E8500 Builds (Compare 3,558 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 44%
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Workstation
Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $165

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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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Good

4 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

fast enough, reliable, value 4 money (now)


Excellent

2 years ago.

Reliable. Good overclock capability.


Good

2 years ago.

Never failed or disappointed me.


Excellent

6 months ago.

i play games with this prossessor


Excellent

5 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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