Average Bench: 21% (789th of 1182)

Based on 11,991 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 78.9% 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 52.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 101Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 is just 9.1%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 performs superbly 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 11,991 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.6 1-Core 52.9 58.1
60.9 2-Core 101 116
36.4% 76.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
66.2 4-Core 102 116
69.9 8-Core 104 116
14.1% 103 Pts
Min Avg Max
69.7 64-Core 104 116
7% 104 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
1-Core 57.2
2-Core 113
40% 85.1 Pts
4-Core 111
8-Core 113
15% 112 Pts
64-Core 113
8% 113 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 56
2-Core 111
39% 83.3 Pts
4-Core 110
8-Core 110
15% 110 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 57.4
2-Core 90.2
36% 73.8 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 105
15% 110 Pts
64-Core 108
7% 108 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
1-Core 51.4
2-Core 96.4
35% 73.9 Pts
4-Core 89.2
8-Core 107
13% 97.9 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 42.6
2-Core 71.7
28% 57.1 Pts
4-Core 79.2
8-Core 91.3
11% 85.2 Pts
64-Core 91.5
6% 91.5 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 24.9
2-Core 46.4
17% 35.7 Pts
4-Core 75.3
8-Core 86.3
11% 80.8 Pts
64-Core 96
6% 96 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E8500 Builds (Compare 5,936 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 30%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $104

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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

6 months ago.

Reliable. Good overclock capability.


Good

10 months ago.

Never failed or disappointed me.


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