Average Bench: 44.5% (893rd of 1369)

Based on 21,181 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 44.5% Great: 51%
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 averaged 55.4% 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 64.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 38.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 is just 18%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 146Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 145Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,181 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.9 Memory 64.8 75.9
31.4 1-Core 38.1 40.2
59.9 2-Core 75.7 80.2
38.8% 59.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
95 4-Core 142 160
104 8-Core 145 160
19.1% 144 Pts
Min Avg Max
108 64-Core 146 160
9% 146 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.6
1-Core 39
2-Core 70.3
40% 60 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 122
15% 117 Pts
64-Core 122
8% 122 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.6
1-Core 38.7
2-Core 76.5
40% 60.9 Pts
4-Core 116
8-Core 116
16% 116 Pts
64-Core 117
7% 117 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.7
1-Core 37.3
2-Core 67.2
38% 56.4 Pts
4-Core 107
8-Core 120
15% 114 Pts
64-Core 115
7% 115 Pts
PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 58.3
1-Core 31.2
2-Core 76.7
35% 55.4 Pts
4-Core 138
8-Core 146
19% 142 Pts
64-Core 138
8% 138 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 61.1
1-Core 31.2
2-Core 77.6
36% 56.6 Pts
4-Core 117
8-Core 133
16% 125 Pts
64-Core 133
8% 133 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 61.3
1-Core 38.3
2-Core 76.8
38% 58.8 Pts
4-Core 110
8-Core 124
15% 117 Pts
64-Core 122
8% 122 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 56.6
1-Core 38.7
2-Core 77.6
36% 57.6 Pts
4-Core 134
8-Core 138
18% 136 Pts
64-Core 120
7% 120 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.6
1-Core 31
2-Core 61.5
33% 50 Pts
4-Core 96.5
8-Core 100
13% 98.3 Pts
64-Core 102
6% 102 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 48
1-Core 37.2
2-Core 71.7
33% 52.3 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 120
15% 116 Pts
64-Core 120
7% 120 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

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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3 months ago.

it holds good for its age not bad legendary cpu :D


Excellent

20 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.


Excellent

7 months ago.

kinda holds stable till this day u can play any game with a decent gpu lol ... love it : P


Excellent

2 years ago.

Best cpu info on planet Earth


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