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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The 3.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 CPU is a dual-core chip based on the 45nm 'Wolfdale' core that falls into the upper end of family, supplanted only by the relatively expensive Core 2 Duo E8600.
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Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Intel May 12 2009   Max Page  
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32-bit CPU System Benchmarks: SYSMark 2007, PCMark Vantage

BAPco SYSmark 2007 1.05 Source: Bapco

SYSmark 2007 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of Video creation, E-learning, 3D Modeling and Office Productivity. This new release includes a robust and refreshed set of applications. The new release also incorporates numerous new features and enhancements such as an improved GUI allowing streamlined start-up and run along with a heads-up-display (HUD) and automated error reporting. Higher results are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSYSMark 2007 Preview 1.05
Overall: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 167
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 159
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 146
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 144
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 138
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 135
E-Learning: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 167
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 174
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 175
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 155
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 144
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 147
Videocreation: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 166
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 149
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 117
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 113
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 128
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 106
Productivity: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 148
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 139
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 135
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 141
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 132
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 138
3D: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 191
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 178
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 163
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 175
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 152
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 151

The Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 processor remains very competitive against the quad-core competition in Sysmark 2007, achieving an Overall score of 159, thanks in part to a high Video creation score.

Futuremark PCMark Vantage 1.0.0.0 Source: FutureMark

PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Windows Vista PC from multi media home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and hi-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing. Higher scores are best.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark PCMark Vantage 1.0.0.0
Overall: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 6173
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 4849
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 4641
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 6153
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 5150
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 5146
Memory: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 4432
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 4581
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 4131
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 4915
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 3848
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 3833
TV and Movies: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 4412
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3617
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3488
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 4329
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 3394
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 3521
Gaming: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 7056
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 5305
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 5192
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 6094
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 5170
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 5195
Music: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 5286
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 4996
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 4923
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 5743
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 5043
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 5122
Communications: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 5080
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 4442
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 4618
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 5158
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 4567
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 4559
Productivity: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 5282
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 4441
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 4441
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 5792
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 5261
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 5296
HDD: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 4154
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 4280
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 4273
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 4162
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 4030
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 3896

The Core 2 Duo E8500 puts in a respectable showing for itself in Future PCmark Vantage. This synthetic benchmark makes good usage of multi-core systems, but the E8500's high clockspeed let it stay competitive with AMD's Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition processor.

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Contents of Article: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
 Pg 1.  Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review
 Pg 2.  CPU Power Consumption Tests
 Pg 3.  Overclocking the Core 2 Duo E8500
 Pg 4.  — 32-bit CPU System Benchmarks: SYSMark 2007, PCMark Vantage
 Pg 5.  32-Bit CPU Synthetic Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra Processor / Memory
 Pg 6.  32-Bit CPU Calculation Benchmarks: Super Pi, wPrime2.0, ScienceMark2, WinRAR
 Pg 7.  32-Bit CPU Rendering Benchmarks: Cinebench R10, Bibble 5, POV-Ray 3.7, SPECviewPerf 10
 Pg 8.  32-Bit CPU Synthetic Gaming Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark 06
 Pg 9.  32-Bit CPU Gaming Benchmarks: Crysis, FEAR
 Pg 10.  Conclusions - E8500 CPU Worth the Trade Up?

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