Average Bench: 25.8% (660th of 1184)

Based on 11,654 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 18%Average: 25.8% Great: 29%
Gaming 26%
Desktop 30%
Workstation 16%

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 averaged 74.2% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 43.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 85.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 is just 11.2%. 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 164Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 164Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 11,654 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.4 1-Core 43.4 45.7
64.5 2-Core 85.8 91
30.5% 64.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
101 4-Core 160 182
113 8-Core 164 182
22% 162 Pts
Min Avg Max
109 64-Core 164 183
11% 164 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
1-Core 44.7
2-Core 86.5
31% 65.6 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 181
25% 181 Pts
64-Core 173
12% 173 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 43.1
2-Core 90.5
31% 66.8 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 180
24% 179 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 45.4
2-Core 90.5
32% 67.9 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 172
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 44.3
2-Core 85
31% 64.7 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 173
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
1-Core 44.6
2-Core 86.2
31% 65.4 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 169
24% 173 Pts
64-Core 170
11% 170 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 45.1
2-Core 89.8
32% 67.4 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 167
24% 172 Pts
64-Core 172
12% 172 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,075,794 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 12%
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Desktop 33%
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Workstation 15%

System: Medionpc MS-7366

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $202

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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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2 months 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


2 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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