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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Dual Core

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Overall 8

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz 1333MHz FSB Processor Review

19 April 2009
  • Summary: The 3.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 CPU is a dual-core chip based on the 45nm 'Wolfdale' core that falls into the upper end of family, supplanted only by the relatively expensive Core 2 Duo E8600.
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Intel E8500 Review & Overclocking Analysis

8 January 2009

Core 2 Duo E8500 Review

11 September 2008
  • Conclusion: What more can I say about the newest Intel Core 2 Duo processor based on the Wolfdale core? The numbers speak for themselves really. But let's summarize: The E8500 is significantly faster in all CPU-bound scenarios than the similarly priced E6750 it replaces It absolutely kills the poor Athlon 64 X2 6400+, which desperately needs to be replaced It keeps up with Kentsfield-based multi-core processors, in some scenarios (obviously not the more heavily-threaded...
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Overall 8

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500

PC Magazine
28 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Intel's Wolfdale CPU is highly overclockable, but the performance advantage over the Q9300 is surprisingly small.
  • Pros: High clock speed. 6MB L2 cache. Fast in games.
  • Cons: Pricey compared to the Q9300.
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Review

30 March 2008
  • Conclusion: As a processor, Intel’s Core 2 Duo E8500 is good. It shows what Intel’s new 45nm manufacturing node can do. The chip is even better if you’re a gamer with a carpe diem mindset. The Wolfdale die’s large cache is great for putting rubber to the road in the latest titles—more so if you have a solid graphics subsystem to throw behind the processor.
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale CPU

29 February 2008
  • Conclusion: Of course, the Core 2 Duo E8500 is not an inexpensive chip. While it has not hit the market in volume yet, most are expecting this model to sell in the high $200 to low $300 range, which is right on par with Intel’s low-end quad-core models, like the Core 2 Quad Q6600. In the grand scheme of things, $300 for a chip with this kind of performance is honestly a pretty decent value – although some may be swayed by the benefits of having two extra cores at lower clock speeds...
  • Pros: Excellent Performance, Dominates Video Encoding Tests, Low Power Consumption, Highly Overclockable
  • Cons: As Expensive As Some Quad-Cores, Falls Behind In Multi-Threaded Tasks, Not Widely Available Yet, May Require Motherboard BIOS Update
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 45nm Wolfdale CPU Review

mad shrimps
11 February 2008
  • Summary: We take a closer look at the fastest dual core CPU from Intel, the E8500, dubbed Wolfdale, is manufactured at 45nm which translates in low power usage and excellent potential for overclocking. We compare the performance of this newcomer to a 65nm Core 2 Duo and overclock past the limit using LN2. Read on to find out if we froze the Wolf!
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Overall 6

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500

21 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Core 2 Duo Intela zyskały zdobyły rynek dzięki dwóm cechom – znakomitej wydajności i niewiarygodnej podatności na overclocking. Choć z tej ostatniej korzystał znikomy procent użytkowników to większość chciała mieć procesor dysponujący taką możliwością. Z tego powodu przez długi czas Intel nawet nie wprowadzał procesorów o wyższych zegarach, a jeśli tak, to ich cena okazywała się zaporowa.
  • Pros: Bardzo dobra wydajność, Duża pamięć cache L2, Stosunkowo łatwy do podkręcania
  • Cons: Przeciętne możliwości przetaktowania
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500

24 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Fazit Die Mehrzahl der aktuellen PC-Spiele profitiert kaum vom zweiten CPU-Kern, über den Einsatz von Vier-Kern Prozessoren brauchen Spieler eigentlich gar nicht erst nachdenken. Die bessere Wahl stellt ein Dual-Core Modell mit einer möglichst hohen Taktrate dar und hier bietet sich Intels Core 2 Duo E8500 geradezu an. Mit einem Straßenpreis von 259,00 Euro kostet der Core 2 Duo E8500 genauso viel wie der Vier-Kern Prozessor Core 2 Quad Q9300.
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8500

13 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Pero para el uso cotidiano nunca se tendría mas rendimiento que se pueda sentir (stock), frente al mucho mas barato E8400 el cual sigue siendo el mejor core2duo que se puede, hoy por hoy recomendar.  Por lo que si se quiere tener un core2duo de 45nm y se quiere regalar a Intel 100 Dlls que no representan un beneficio real en rendimiento adelante, no se diga, que no se advirtió.
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