Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale CPU

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Test System Details
Specifications and Revisions

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 (3.16 GHz Dual-Core, 45nm)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.0 GHz Dual-Core, 45nm)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8650 (3.0 GHz Dual-Core, 65nm)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz Quad-Core, 65nm)
  • Intel Core 2 Exteme QX6750 (3.0 GHz Quad-Core, 65nm)
  • AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition (2.3 GHz Quad-Core, 65nm) (TLB Patch ENABLED)
  • AMD Phenom 9500 (2.2 GHz Quad-Core, 65nm) (TLB Patch ENABLED)
  • eVGA Nvidia nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard (For Intel Testing)
  • MSI K9A2 Platinum AMD 790FX Motherboard (For AMD Testing)
  • Kingston HyperX DDR2-800 Memory (4 x 1 GB, CAS 4-4-4-12)
  • Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB (169.74 Driver)
  • Western Digital Raptor 74 GB Hard Drive)
  • Plextor PX-755SA DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Corsair HX620W 620W Power Supply
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition (32-bit, SP1)

Synthetic CPU and Memory Benchmarks
SiSoft Sandra 2008 SP1





Our first round of synthetic benchmarks performed largely as expected.  The new “Wolfdale” dual-core chips outperform Intel’s prior generation of dual-cores in synthetic CPU tests, no doubt thanks to the additional cache which these new chips have.   Intel’s quad-core chips showcase better raw CPU performance, but that’s to be expected given they have double the amount of cores.   When overclocked, the Core 2 Duo E8500 puts up some staggeringly good numbers in comparison to Intel’s own quad-cores.

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4.3 is nice especially on air. BTW I digged this article earlier under my dig name JuicyBrain.

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Damn...It can even outdo the encoding aspect of the q6600...SSE4 ftw?..=P 

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Kamrooz:

Damn...It can even outdo the encoding aspect of the q6600...SSE4 ftw?..=P 

 

Downside of sse4 is that , ithas been only incorporated into Divx till now . Once u compare x264 which is multithreaded , u'll find q6600 beats e8400 by long way .

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Impressive performance, and it will run on my Johannesburg backup machine just fine, so excited for these to come out.

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I cant wait to see the quad core version of this chip. I know the Extreme is the same chip but I mean none extreme editions. Now I am thinking what would be better for highly multi-threaded games upcoming like alan wake, whatever new thing valve is working on is already promised to be multi-threaded, the Extreme overclocks of the e8500 or a quad chip. I know right now the E8500 would be faster since most games dont use all the cores yet, but I also heard that crossfire benefits from having more cores. But I havent seen a study on this yet.

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With so many great hardware options out now and news of much more to come, it sure is nice to be an enthusiast these days!!!

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To be an enthusiast? Sure is. But it looks very expensive hobby :)

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 All the new processors and boards out are an addicts dream. Cool

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You know it.

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 The yorkfields are going to be monsters. I just wish they had a 9x mutliplier like the q6600 >_<...But regardless of that, if I was to pick one up. The q9450 would be it for the SSE4 instruciton set. I work with video after all ^_^.

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