Average Bench: 47% (791st of 1265)

Based on 14,810 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 36%Average: 47% Great: 53%
Gaming 47%
Desktop 49%
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 averaged 52.9% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 66.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 43.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 is just 16.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 165Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 165Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 14,810 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.6 Memory 66.3 76.2
35.3 1-Core 43.6 46.6
69.2 2-Core 86.9 94
42.6% 65.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
103 4-Core 163 184
110 8-Core 165 183
22.3% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
112 64-Core 165 184
11.1% 165 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.3
1-Core 45
2-Core 90.6
46% 70 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 177
24% 178 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.6
1-Core 44
2-Core 90.9
45% 69.2 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 180
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 180
12% 180 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
Memory 70.1
1-Core 43.8
2-Core 90.1
44% 68 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 174
24% 174 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.6
1-Core 45.6
2-Core 90.3
44% 68.2 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 179
24% 179 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.4
1-Core 45
2-Core 89.4
41% 64.9 Pts
4-Core 172
8-Core 171
24% 172 Pts
64-Core 171
12% 171 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.8
1-Core 32.2
2-Core 63.8
34% 50.9 Pts
4-Core 127
8-Core 125
17% 126 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.2
1-Core 29.7
2-Core 59.1
33% 48.7 Pts
4-Core 118
8-Core 117
16% 117 Pts
64-Core 115
8% 115 Pts
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Gaming 4%
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Desktop 43%
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Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Asus P5G41T-M LX - $260

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DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8300 (4M Cache, 2.50 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameYorkfield
Launch DateQ4'08
Processor NumberQ8300
# of Cores4
Cache4 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.3625V
Recommended Price$179.00
Clock Speed2.5 GHz
Bus Speed1333 MHz FSB
Max TDP95 W
FSB ParityNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)See Ordering Info
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Demand Based SwitchingNo


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


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1 month ago.

Ripped it out of my 10-year old Dell XPS 630i and it still works, don’t know for how much longer but it still does it’s job


13 months ago.

I have two PCs. A Zoostorm with an i3 550 and a Dell inspiron 560 with a Q8300. both perform fairly well even in more modern titles. while it may not be the case for much longer, it's certainly worth getting if you wish to play older games.

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