Average Bench: 44.1% (844th of 1255)

Based on 15,811 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 55.8% 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 71.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 53Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is just 17.8%. 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 104Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 104Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,811 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.5 Memory 71.1 80.3
34.4 1-Core 53 59.7
59.9 2-Core 102 116
48.1% 75.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
64.9 4-Core 102 118
69.7 8-Core 104 121
14.1% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
68.8 64-Core 104 119
7% 104 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 69.6
2-Core 135
60% 96.5 Pts
4-Core 133
8-Core 137
18% 135 Pts
64-Core 137
9% 137 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
Memory 78.2
1-Core 57.1
2-Core 110
52% 81.6 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 112
15% 112 Pts
64-Core 113
8% 113 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 55.1
2-Core 112
52% 81.1 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 113
15% 111 Pts
64-Core 108
7% 108 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.25 GHz
Memory 75.6
1-Core 58.1
2-Core 111
52% 81.6 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 115
16% 114 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
Memory 74.5
1-Core 57.1
2-Core 116
52% 82.6 Pts
4-Core 110
8-Core 114
15% 112 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.6
1-Core 57.9
2-Core 114
52% 81.9 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 114
16% 114 Pts
64-Core 113
8% 113 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
Memory 72.5
1-Core 56.2
2-Core 109
50% 79.1 Pts
4-Core 110
8-Core 109
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 69.3
1-Core 29.2
2-Core 99.5
42% 66 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 104
14% 104 Pts
64-Core 108
7% 108 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E8500 Builds (Compare 8,891 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - 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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

7 days ago.

Muito bom


Good

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

fast enough, reliable, value 4 money (now)


Excellent

17 months ago.

Reliable. Good overclock capability.


Good

21 months ago.

Never failed or disappointed me.


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