Average Bench: 33.4% (651st of 1173)

Based on 8,522 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, , 0000000000000000, 00050400000607D0, 1FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz
Poor: 23%Average: 33.4% Great: 39%
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 averaged 66.6% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 232Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 62.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 is just 16%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 141Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 177Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,522 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.8 SC Int 62.1 70.8
26.9 SC Float 36.7 41.5
34.2 SC Mixed 46.1 52.8
38.7% 48.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
129 QC Int 232 279
79.7 QC Float 137 165
98.7 QC Mixed 173 205
41.2% 181 Pts
Min Avg Max
155 MC Int 240 281
98.1 MC Float 141 165
122 MC Mixed 177 208
28.2% 186 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.55 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 86.8
SC Float 51.4
SC Mixed 65.2
54% 67.8 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 201
QC Mixed 254
61% 267 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 204
MC Mixed 254
41% 269 Pts
J3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
SC Int 64.9
SC Float 38.2
SC Mixed 47.4
40% 50.2 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 151
QC Mixed 193
46% 202 Pts
MC Int 263
MC Float 152
MC Mixed 196
31% 204 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
SC Int 65.4
SC Float 38.2
SC Mixed 48.3
40% 50.6 Pts
QC Int 261
QC Float 152
QC Mixed 188
46% 200 Pts
MC Int 264
MC Float 152
MC Mixed 197
31% 204 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
SC Int 65
SC Float 37.9
SC Mixed 47.7
40% 50.2 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 149
QC Mixed 189
45% 199 Pts
MC Int 256
MC Float 149
MC Mixed 186
30% 197 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
SC Int 65.2
SC Float 38.2
SC Mixed 48.3
40% 50.6 Pts
QC Int 254
QC Float 148
QC Mixed 187
45% 196 Pts
MC Int 257
MC Float 149
MC Mixed 187
30% 198 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.7
SC Float 38.3
SC Mixed 48.6
40% 50.2 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 149
QC Mixed 188
45% 197 Pts
MC Int 261
MC Float 138
MC Mixed 135
27% 178 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.5
SC Float 37.8
SC Mixed 47.7
40% 49.7 Pts
QC Int 237
QC Float 141
QC Mixed 181
42% 186 Pts
MC Int 247
MC Float 142
MC Mixed 181
29% 190 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q8400 Builds (Compare 5,752 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 780

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $275

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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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5 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

6 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


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