Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 

Released November, 2008
  • 2.5 GHz
  • Quad core
5.2 Out of 10

It'll play it with no problems, but it keeps it racked up to around 75-90.
by WeRNothiNg (Dec, 2012)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core2 Quad Q8300
4.9
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core2 Quad Q8300
5.1
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core2 Quad Q8300
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core2 Quad Q8300
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core2 Quad Q8300
5.6
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core2 Quad Q8300
5.9
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core2 Quad Q8300
5.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q8300
4,745
Core i5 4670K
11,554

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q8300
1,373

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q8300
106,750 MB/s
Core i5 4670K
4,930,000 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q8300
4,434
Core i5 4670K
11,573

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q8300
5,003
Core i5 4670K
12,725

GeekBench

Core2 Quad Q8300
6,227
Core i5 4670K
12,725

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core2 Quad Q8300
3,038

PassMark (Single Core)

Core2 Quad Q8300
1,062

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.5 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
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 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W

bus

Architecture FSB
Clock speed 1,333 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm
Transistor count 456,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 7
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 23
Overclocked clock speed 3.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.33 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None
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