CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5800 vs E8600 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

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

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E8600  based on its performance, single-core performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E5800

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E5800

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Much better performance per dollar 6.98 pt/$ vs 1.94 pt/$ More than 3.5x better performance per dollar
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 120.65W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Newer Nov, 2010 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 2 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 47.3 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 113.62 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8600

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Intel Core2 Duo E8600

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Slightly higher clock speed 3.33 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 4.18 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.68 GHz vs 4.3 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5800 vs Core2 Duo E8600

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

Pentium E5800
134,800 MB/s
Core2 Duo E8600
136,900 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5800  vs
Core2 Duo E8600 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.33 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 47.3 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 113.62 $/year
Performance per watt 2.04 pt/W 1.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 120.65W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 800 MHz 1,333 MHz

details

Pentium E5800  vs
Core2 Duo E8600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 228,000,000 410,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 16 10
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 5 9
Overclocked clock speed 4.18 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.3 GHz 4.68 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.18 GHz 4.61 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
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