Average Bench: 44% (892nd of 1314)

Based on 17,437 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 56.0% 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 52.5Pts

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 17,437 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.1 Memory 71.1 79.6
32.8 1-Core 52.5 57.7
50 2-Core 99.5 115
47.7% 74.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
56.3 4-Core 101 116
63.7 8-Core 102 115
13.9% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
61.6 64-Core 102 115
6.9% 102 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 3.8 GHz
Memory 81
1-Core 68.9
2-Core 137
59% 95.6 Pts
4-Core 138
8-Core 137
19% 138 Pts
64-Core 139
9% 139 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.1
1-Core 57.4
2-Core 114
53% 83.3 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 117
16% 115 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
SOCKET775 M/B, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 56.2
2-Core 74.7
48% 69.4 Pts
4-Core 111
8-Core 101
15% 106 Pts
64-Core 112
8% 112 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
Memory 76.1
1-Core 57.3
2-Core 114
52% 82.4 Pts
4-Core 115
8-Core 115
16% 115 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.9
1-Core 57.6
2-Core 115
51% 81.9 Pts
4-Core 115
8-Core 114
16% 115 Pts
64-Core 116
8% 116 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
Memory 73.4
1-Core 56.7
2-Core 113
51% 80.9 Pts
4-Core 107
8-Core 112
15% 110 Pts
64-Core 112
8% 112 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.5
1-Core 48.8
2-Core 28.8
38% 49.4 Pts
4-Core 85.7
8-Core 88.9
12% 87.3 Pts
64-Core 67.2
4% 67.2 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 61.8
1-Core 50.3
2-Core 54.3
39% 55.5 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 92.2
14% 97.4 Pts
64-Core 99.8
7% 99.8 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 37.1
1-Core 51
2-Core 67.7
32% 51.9 Pts
4-Core 80.6
8-Core 93.7
12% 87.1 Pts
64-Core 87
6% 87 Pts
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Gaming 4%
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Desktop 44%
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Workstation
Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - 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

2 months ago.

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


Good

2 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

4 months ago.

i play games with this prossessor


Excellent

3 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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