Average Bench: 29.1% (736th of 1206)

Based on 12,324 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
Poor: 22%Average: 29.1% Great: 31%
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 averaged 70.8% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 43.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 86.9Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 is just 9.98%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 168Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 166Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,324 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.4 1-Core 43.8 47.7
66.8 2-Core 86.9 94.4
30.8% 65.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
107 4-Core 164 182
116 8-Core 166 184
22.5% 165 Pts
Min Avg Max
121 64-Core 168 184
11.3% 168 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 45.6
2-Core 90.7
32% 68.1 Pts
4-Core 183
8-Core 182
25% 182 Pts
64-Core 175
12% 175 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
1-Core 45.3
2-Core 90.6
32% 67.9 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 179
24% 179 Pts
64-Core 180
12% 180 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
1-Core 45
2-Core 90.1
32% 67.6 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 149
23% 162 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 43.6
2-Core 88.4
31% 66 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 175
24% 174 Pts
64-Core 174
12% 174 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 42.6
2-Core 89.2
31% 65.9 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 173
23% 171 Pts
64-Core 166
11% 166 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 43.6
2-Core 85.8
30% 64.7 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 154
22% 156 Pts
64-Core 155
10% 155 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 24.7
2-Core 49.9
18% 37.3 Pts
4-Core 155
8-Core 149
21% 152 Pts
64-Core 144
10% 144 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 37.8
2-Core 55.2
23% 46.5 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 94.5
14% 102 Pts
64-Core 112
8% 112 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q8300 Builds (Compare 266 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Medionpc MS-7366

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $172

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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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4 days 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


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5 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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