Average Bench: 43.8% (946th of 1426)

Based on 20,482 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 43.8% Great: 51%
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop 45%
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 averaged 56.1% 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 64Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 74.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 is just 18.5%. 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 Speed 143Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 141Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 20,482 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.6 Memory 64 75.9
29.1 1-Core 37.6 40.2
57.8 2-Core 74.8 80.3
38.3% 58.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
85.5 4-Core 138 160
97.3 8-Core 141 160
18.6% 140 Pts
Min Avg Max
96.6 64-Core 143 160
8.8% 143 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.5
1-Core 38.3
2-Core 73.6
41% 61.5 Pts
4-Core 140
8-Core 142
19% 141 Pts
64-Core 143
9% 143 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.6
1-Core 37.8
2-Core 74.9
40% 60.1 Pts
4-Core 134
8-Core 141
18% 138 Pts
64-Core 131
8% 131 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.6
1-Core 37.9
2-Core 58.9
37% 54.1 Pts
4-Core 102
8-Core 122
14% 112 Pts
64-Core 136
8% 136 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 61
1-Core 39
2-Core 77.5
38% 59.2 Pts
4-Core 123
8-Core 128
17% 125 Pts
64-Core 113
7% 113 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.2
1-Core 39
2-Core 78.9
37% 58.4 Pts
4-Core 120
8-Core 128
16% 124 Pts
64-Core 125
8% 125 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 54.1
1-Core 38.2
2-Core 72.1
35% 54.8 Pts
4-Core 127
8-Core 131
17% 129 Pts
64-Core 127
8% 127 Pts
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Gaming 4%
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Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation 4%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo

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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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15 months ago.

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


2 years 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.


12 months ago.

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


3 years ago.

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