Average Bench: 48.4% (763rd of 1265)

Based on 13,040 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, , 0000000000000000, 00050400000607D0, 1FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz
Poor: 37%Average: 48.4% Great: 55%
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 averaged 51.6% 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 67.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 46.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 is just 18.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 177Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 175Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,040 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.7 Memory 67.2 76.7
36.6 1-Core 46.7 50.8
66.1 2-Core 92 103
44.2% 68.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
101 4-Core 173 196
112 8-Core 175 196
23.8% 174 Pts
Min Avg Max
117 64-Core 177 200
11.9% 177 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.6
1-Core 48.5
2-Core 93.7
47% 71.6 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 184
26% 186 Pts
64-Core 161
11% 161 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.3
1-Core 48.4
2-Core 94.7
46% 71.5 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 190
26% 189 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 67.9
1-Core 48.6
2-Core 96.6
45% 71 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 191
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 75.3
1-Core 47.8
2-Core 90.2
47% 71.1 Pts
4-Core 121
8-Core 165
19% 143 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.6
1-Core 46.8
2-Core 94
42% 67.1 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 192
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 184
12% 184 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.5
1-Core 46.3
2-Core 71.6
38% 58.5 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 189
25% 185 Pts
64-Core 157
10% 157 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 44.7
1-Core 37.3
2-Core 95.1
35% 59 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 190
25% 184 Pts
64-Core 167
11% 167 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q8400 Builds (Compare 2,244 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $258

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8400 (4M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameYorkfield
Launch DateQ2'09
Processor NumberQ8400
# of Cores4
Cache4 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$179.00
Clock Speed2.66 GHz
Bus Speed1333 MHz FSB
Max TDP95 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
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets SupportedLGA775
Processing Die Size164 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors456 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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1 day ago.

runs all my games fine. It's probably the best LGA 775 processor.


Excellent

18 months ago.

11 years of perfect working. Now playing even MAFIA III with it on low. Really fond of it. All my tasks and games runs quite good. In 2019 and so many years of stable working I like it. It was the my best choice in them days.


Excellent

21 months ago.

I have it. After several years i can still work very smoothly


Good

4 months ago.

Cheaper and more effective than some mobile or low power processors from today.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Very nice for a cheap processor (10 eur). Works really nice.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Very old CPU but still working ..... And in this time we'll get him very cheap Only 4mb L2 cache slows him down


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