Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Reviewajmatson - March 2, 2008
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Specview 10 is a benchmark designed to test OpenGL performance. I will be using the multi-threaded tests to measure the performance when run in this mode. The tests used for comparison are listed below. The default multi-threaded tests were chosen to be able to compare across platforms. In these tests, higher scores equate to better performance.
PcMark Vantage is the latest of FutureMark's PcMark series benchmark. It is used to measure complete system performance. I will be running a series of tests to gauge performance of each individual setup to see which one, if any, rises above the others.
For Specview, which is heavily based on OpenGL tests, the E8500 again triumphed while coming in second to last in PCMark Vantage at stock and on top for the overclock. The results were expected when competing against Quad core CPUs.