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Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA775

Clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

Cores: 2 Threads: 2

Typical TDP: 65 W

Cache Size: L1: 128 KB, L2: 6.0 MB, L3: 0 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2008

CPUmark/$Price: 9.53

Overall Rank: 2812

Last Price Change: $129.95 USD (2020-05-18)

Average CPU Mark
rating
1239

Single Thread Rating: 13212
Samples: 2416*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 2,189
Thread: 1,297
2Single thread rating may be higher than the overall rating, thread performance is just one component of the CPU Mark.

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz

Integer Math5,299 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math3,270 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers9 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting4 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption312.9 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression26.0 MBytes/Sec
Physics155 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions430 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,321 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 7th of February 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 4th of February 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 4th of February 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,589
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,758
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,689
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,158
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
21,954
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,931
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,562
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,794
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
14,556
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,265
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
1,239
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
167.58
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
132.11
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
116.65
Intel Core i9-12900K
100.70
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.98
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
33.08
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
31.20
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
9.53
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,208
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,060
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,848
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,825
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,731
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,356
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,948
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
2,891
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,665
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
1,321
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1732012 - Jan 29 2023
1399
BL1731999 - Jan 29 2023
1358
BL1731166 - Jan 28 2023
1396
BL1725542 - Jan 20 2023
1388
BL1719516 - Jan 13 2023
851
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
1,239
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500
1,176 (-5.1%)
Intel Core2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500
1,115 (-10.0%)
AMD Athlon 7850 Dual-Core vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500
1,058 (-14.6%)
AMD Athlon II X2 235e vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500
1,084 (-12.5%)
Intel Core2 Duo E7600 @ 3.06GHz vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500
1,134 (-8.5%)
AMD A4-3420 APU vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500
1,080 (-12.8%)
AMD Athlon 7750 Dual-Core vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500
960 (-22.5%)
Intel Pentium E5400 @ 2.70GHz vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500
946 (-23.7%)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+ vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500
937 (-24.3%)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500
916 (-26.1%)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500
679 (-45.1%)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+ vs Intel Core2 Duo E8500
679 (-45.2%)


Is the Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900T
8,921
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,435
Intel Core i9-13900F
8,178
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,804
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,566
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,100
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,706
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,696
Intel Core i5-13600K
6,664
Intel Core i5-13600KF
6,605
Intel Core i7-13700KF
6,444
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,440
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
243