Intel Core2 Duo E8600 

Released July, 2008
  • 3.33 GHz
  • Dual core
5.2 Out of 10

I really enjoy overclocking and while overclocking on air is fun and sustainable, benching under a cascade or with liquid nitrogen results in much more fun numbers.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2008)
With ease 4200MHz could be achieved for 24/7 usage on air cooling and 4500MHz on water cooling.
by Legit Reviews (Aug, 2008)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core2 Duo E8600 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core2 Duo E8600
5.4
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core2 Duo E8600
6.2
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core2 Duo E8600
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core2 Duo E8600
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core2 Duo E8600
5.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core2 Duo E8600
5.7
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core2 Duo E8600
5.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core2 Duo E8600

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E8600
3,344
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E8600
1,844
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E8600
136,900 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8400
128,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E8600
3,168
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E8600
3,535
Core i3 3220
5,707

GeekBench

Core2 Duo E8600
5,492
Core i3 3220
8,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core2 Duo E8600
2,433
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Core2 Duo E8600
1,373
Core i3 3220
1,764

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.33 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type LGA 775

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
  6. SSE4.1
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 47.3 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.62 $/year
Performance per watt 1.27 pt/W
Idle power consumption 93.5W
Peak power consumption 129.7W
Typical power consumption 120.65W

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 6 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Transistor count 410,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 10
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 9
Overclocked clock speed 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None

bus

Architecture FSB
Clock speed 1,333 MHz
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