Average Bench: 41.9% (975th of 1404)

Based on 18,841 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 58.1% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 69.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 45.2Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is 20.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 86.8Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 87.5Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 18,841 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.1 Memory 69.5 80
25.4 1-Core 45.2 51.2
44 2-Core 83.3 101
42.9% 66 Pts
Min Avg Max
48.7 4-Core 85.2 101
55.3 8-Core 87.5 101
11.5% 86.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.1 64-Core 86.8 102
5.4% 86.8 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 77
1-Core 48.3
2-Core 81.5
46% 68.9 Pts
4-Core 85.8
8-Core 84.3
12% 85.1 Pts
64-Core 82
5% 82 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 50.4
2-Core 67.1
45% 65.4 Pts
4-Core 71.7
8-Core 71.4
10% 71.6 Pts
64-Core 68.3
4% 68.3 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.5
1-Core 48.1
2-Core 65.9
44% 63.5 Pts
4-Core 71.9
8-Core 71
10% 71.4 Pts
64-Core 69.4
4% 69.4 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.8
1-Core 48.7
2-Core 57.8
42% 60.1 Pts
4-Core 66
8-Core 75.7
9% 70.8 Pts
64-Core 72.7
4% 72.7 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.3
1-Core 47.3
2-Core 55.8
42% 58.8 Pts
4-Core 66.6
8-Core 72.8
9% 69.7 Pts
64-Core 69.4
4% 69.4 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.1
1-Core 42.8
2-Core 74.7
40% 61.5 Pts
4-Core 79.2
8-Core 75.6
10% 77.4 Pts
64-Core 74.4
5% 74.4 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 61
1-Core 45.7
2-Core 46.2
36% 51 Pts
4-Core 46.4
8-Core 53.3
6% 49.8 Pts
64-Core 54
3% 54 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 55.6
1-Core 47.8
2-Core 62.7
36% 55.4 Pts
4-Core 64.5
8-Core 70.7
9% 67.6 Pts
64-Core 69.4
4% 69.4 Pts
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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 Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets SupportedLGA775
Processing Die Size107 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors410 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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13 months ago.

fast enough, reliable, value 4 money (now)


16 months ago.

Never failed or disappointed me.


4 years ago.

Reliable. Good overclock capability.


2 years ago.

i play games with this prossessor


2 years 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.


2 months ago.

depending on your country's computer market and how you actually got the processor (standalone or in a dell/hp etc.). It is a surprisingly good processor especially as an upgrade from older Core 2 CPU's the difference in framerate for more demanding games is incredibly high especially compared to its predecessors. From personal experience, I spent about 2-3 dollars (AUD) for this processor and easily got double the framerate in Team Fortress 2. At the time and even currently I only play a few relatively undemanding games such as TF2 and HOI4. For more CPU reliant games like GTA V however it's okay but it stutters a lot more due to it only having two cores and a relatively low cache compared to more modern processors. Overall, as part of $150 PC it lasted me at least 2 years until I upgraded to a T470s for about the same price.

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