Intel Core2 Duo E6850 

Released July, 2007
  • 3 GHz
  • Dual core
  • Unlocked
5.1 Out of 10

At under $300, the new Intel Core 2 E6850 is the current sweet spot for CPUs: fast, affordable and cool running.
by PCMag (Sep, 2007)
Intel began shipping boards based on their new P35 and G33 chipsets back in June, which support the faster 1333MHz front side bus.
by PCMag (Sep, 2007)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core2 Duo E6850 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core2 Duo E6850
5.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core2 Duo E6850
5.7
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core2 Duo E6850
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core2 Duo E6850
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core2 Duo E6850
4.9
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core2 Duo E6850
5.6
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core2 Duo E6850
5.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core2 Duo E6850

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E6850
2,868

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E6850
1,576

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E6850
127,600 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8600
136,900 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8400
128,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E6850
2,744

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E6850
2,671

GeekBench

Core2 Duo E6850
5,018

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core2 Duo E6850
1,974

PassMark (Single Core)

Core2 Duo E6850
1,137

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core2 Duo E6850


9.0
Just as importantly, the E6850 is rated at a TDP (thermal design power) of 65W.

8.0
AMD might have been first to market with dual-core, but there has been a lot of silicon under the bridge since those glory days.

Overall

8.8 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

Last month, Intel began shipping newer processors, built around the new G stepping, and increasing the front side bus speed to an effective 1333MHz.
by PCMag (Sep, 2007)
The E6850 is in fact an older 65nm chip, but it is still powerful.
by Tech Radar (Jul, 2008)
We decided to pop in an E6850 in our standard test platform, built around an Intel P35-based motherboard, and put the CPU through its paces.
by PCMag (Sep, 2007)

Socket

In recent times, Intel's Core 2 Duo has been showing everyone how dual-core should really be done.
by Tech Radar (Jul, 2008)
Compared to the Phenom, the 1333MHz bus seems glacial, but it's got 4MB of L2 cache, which certainly helps.
by Tech Radar (Jul, 2008)
Since then, Intel has been a juggernaut, shipping new CPU models based on the Core 2 architecture, including the first quad-core desktop CPU, built by embedding two Core 2 dies on a single package and sharing the front side bus, as well as mobile and server CPUs based on Core 2.
by PCMag (Sep, 2007)

Applications

The game scores are strong though and you won't have many problems running most games on this chip.
by Tech Radar (Jul, 2008)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type LGA 775
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. Supplemental SSE3
  2. SSE2
  3. SSE
  4. MMX
  5. SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 9
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.94 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.71 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None

bus

Architecture FSB
Clock speed 1,333 MHz
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