Average Bench: 48% (813th of 1323)

Based on 17,194 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, , 0000000000000000, 00050400000607D0, 1FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 48% 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 51.9% 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. Memory Latency 66.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 46.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 is just 18.7%. 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 178Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 177Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,194 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.5 Memory 66.3 77
36 1-Core 46.3 51.4
71.2 2-Core 92.2 101
43.8% 68.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
104 4-Core 174 198
122 8-Core 177 200
23.9% 175 Pts
Min Avg Max
129 64-Core 178 202
12% 178 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.7
1-Core 52.3
2-Core 104
49% 76.9 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 206
28% 205 Pts
64-Core 207
14% 207 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 75
1-Core 52.3
2-Core 104
50% 77.1 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 202
27% 199 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 72.4
1-Core 52.9
2-Core 106
49% 76.9 Pts
4-Core 207
8-Core 209
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 71.7
1-Core 53
2-Core 103
48% 76 Pts
4-Core 192
8-Core 190
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 69
1-Core 51
2-Core 104
47% 74.8 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 208
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.6
1-Core 52.1
2-Core 104
47% 74.6 Pts
4-Core 205
8-Core 157
26% 181 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Memory 65
1-Core 51.7
2-Core 105
46% 73.8 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 207
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 205
14% 205 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core2 Quad Q8400 Builds (Compare 3,844 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - 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

Added n/a ago.

Good

2 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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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