CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E8500 vs 570 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

4.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 

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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 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l2 cache is just OK
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 3 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 65W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.46 GHz vs 4.27 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.42 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 70.08 $/year Around 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 19.27 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570

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AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570

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Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.16 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Newer May, 2011 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 3 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E8500 vs Phenom II X2 Black 570

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E8500  vs
Phenom II X2 Black 570 
Clock speed 3.16 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 80W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.93 pt/W 1.35 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 65W

details

Core2 Duo E8500  vs
Phenom II X2 Black 570 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 6 MB 0 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.46 GHz 4.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.42 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.46 GHz 4.27 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

bus

Clock speed 1,333 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Duo E8500
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AMD Phenom II X2 Black 570
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