Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Released January, 2008
The Pros:Cache on the CPU itself helps quite a bit with gaming. Runs very cool even when pushed to capacity. Very stable, won't crash even under stress.
The Cons:At 3 years old, this CPU has been replaced by faster models at the same or lower prices.
The Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 is one of Intel's higher end, energy efficient dual core processors. The E8500 codenamed "Wolfdale", features 6 MB of L2 cache, a core clock speed of 3.16 GHz, and a front side bus of 1333 MHz.
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The CPU is manufactured on a 45nm die and contains 2 processor cores. Designed to be more efficient than Intel's previous generation of dual-cores, it has a Thermal Design Power of 65W. For the full report, refer to Intel Core 2 Duo.
- Core Clock Speed: 3.16GHz
- L2 Cache: 6144KB
- Front Side Bus: 1333MHz
- Thermal Design Power: 65W
- Socket: LGA 775
- Release Date: January 20, 2008
- Price: $266
User Reviews (1)
cache on the CPU itself helps quite a bit with gaming
runs very cool even when pushed to capacity
very stable, won't crash even under stress
enough processing power for video rendering and moderate gaming duties
can be overclocked well past the default settings and still run stable
widely supported by a number of motherboard manufacturers
at 3 years old, this CPU has been replaced by faster models at the same or lower prices
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