CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E8500 vs 4050e among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E8500  based on its performance, single-core performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E8500

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 2,291 vs 1,086 More than 2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,318 vs 641 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,970 vs 1,547 More than 90% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.46 GHz vs 3.01 GHz Around 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.42 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 4050e

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AMD Athlon X2 4050e

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 78 °C vs 72.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E8500 vs Athlon X2 4050e

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E8500
129,700 MB/s
Athlon X2 4050e
57,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E8500  vs
Athlon X2 4050e 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 45W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.93 pt/W 1.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 36.56W

details

Core2 Duo E8500  vs
Athlon X2 4050e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.4°C Unknown - 78°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.46 GHz 3.01 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.42 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.46 GHz 3.01 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
Intel Core2 Duo E8500
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AMD Athlon X2 4050e
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