Average Bench: 26.1% (793rd of 1206)

Based on 14,281 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, BFEBFBFF00010676, , BFEFFBFF0001067A, AFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E8500 averaged 73.8% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 53.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 102Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is just 10.8%. 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 105Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 105Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,281 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.2 1-Core 53.2 57.9
56.9 2-Core 102 116
36.8% 77.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
63.2 4-Core 103 116
71.3 8-Core 105 116
14.1% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
69.2 64-Core 105 116
7% 105 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.1
2-Core 134
47% 100 Pts
4-Core 135
8-Core 134
18% 135 Pts
64-Core 138
9% 138 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 57.2
2-Core 112
40% 84.8 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 112
15% 113 Pts
64-Core 110
7% 110 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
1-Core 57.2
2-Core 111
40% 84.2 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 115
16% 114 Pts
64-Core 114
8% 114 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
1-Core 57
2-Core 112
40% 84.7 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 113
15% 113 Pts
64-Core 112
8% 112 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 56.4
2-Core 111
40% 83.8 Pts
4-Core 108
8-Core 111
15% 110 Pts
64-Core 111
7% 111 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
1-Core 56.6
2-Core 106
38% 81.1 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 106
14% 104 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 56.7
2-Core 97.9
37% 77.3 Pts
4-Core 105
8-Core 109
15% 107 Pts
64-Core 99.7
7% 99.7 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 31%
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Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $122

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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

3 months ago.

fast enough, reliable, value 4 money (now)


Excellent

11 months ago.

Reliable. Good overclock capability.


Good

16 months ago.

Never failed or disappointed me.


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