Average Bench: 42.6% (943rd of 1369)

Based on 19,365 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 57.3% 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 70.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 46.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is just 17.9%. 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 Speed 90.3Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 90.7Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,365 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.2 Memory 70.5 80.3
27.2 1-Core 46.1 51.5
48.8 2-Core 87.6 102
43.9% 68 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.2 4-Core 88.7 102
59 8-Core 90.7 102
12% 89.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
56.8 64-Core 90.3 102
5.6% 90.3 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.4
1-Core 43.6
2-Core 61.5
42% 59.8 Pts
4-Core 77.7
8-Core 84.7
11% 81.2 Pts
64-Core 63.4
4% 63.4 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.1
1-Core 40.8
2-Core 52.8
40% 56.2 Pts
4-Core 55.7
8-Core 57.2
8% 56.5 Pts
64-Core 37.9
2% 37.9 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 39.8
2-Core 61.2
40% 57.7 Pts
4-Core 64.8
8-Core 81.6
9% 73.2 Pts
64-Core 81.2
5% 81.2 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.2
1-Core 41.5
2-Core 62
38% 56.6 Pts
4-Core 69.8
8-Core 73.8
10% 71.8 Pts
64-Core 67.2
4% 67.2 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.8
1-Core 47.5
2-Core 76.6
40% 61.6 Pts
4-Core 89.6
8-Core 62.8
11% 76.2 Pts
64-Core 40.8
2% 40.8 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.2
1-Core 35.1
2-Core 53.3
34% 49.5 Pts
4-Core 63.8
8-Core 65.8
9% 64.8 Pts
64-Core 63.2
4% 63.2 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.3
1-Core 42.9
2-Core 59.8
37% 54.3 Pts
4-Core 55.1
8-Core 68.1
8% 61.6 Pts
64-Core 66.9
4% 66.9 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 11.6
1-Core 42.5
2-Core 59.6
20% 37.9 Pts
4-Core 60.8
8-Core 67.1
8% 63.9 Pts
64-Core 67.3
4% 67.3 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E8500 Builds (Compare 3,513 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $150

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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

9 months ago.

fast enough, reliable, value 4 money (now)


Good

12 months ago.

Never failed or disappointed me.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Reliable. Good overclock capability.


Excellent

23 months ago.

i play games with this prossessor


Excellent

21 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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