Average Bench: 28.9% (740th of 1206)

Based on 11,700 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 23%Average: 28.9% Great: 31%
Gaming 29%
Desktop 30%
Workstation 16%

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 averaged 71.0% 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 43.7Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 86.6Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 is just 8.28%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 167Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 165Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 11,700 samples)
Min Avg Max
36 1-Core 43.7 45.7
71.3 2-Core 86.6 91
30.7% 65.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
110 4-Core 162 182
119 8-Core 165 182
22.4% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
124 64-Core 167 182
11.2% 167 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, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 45.5
2-Core 89.6
32% 67.6 Pts
4-Core 178
8-Core 176
24% 177 Pts
64-Core 177
12% 177 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
1-Core 44.5
2-Core 89.3
31% 66.9 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 179
24% 180 Pts
64-Core 181
12% 181 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 44.9
2-Core 89
32% 66.9 Pts
4-Core 173
8-Core 174
24% 173 Pts
64-Core 171
12% 171 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 44.6
2-Core 89.3
32% 66.9 Pts
4-Core 154
8-Core 138
20% 146 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop 33%
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Workstation 15%

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $182

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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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4 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


4 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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