Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Reviewajmatson - March 2, 2008
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Sciencemark tests real world performance instead of using synthetic benchmarks. For this test, we ran the benchmark suite and will use the overall score for comparison. Higher is better.
Cinebench is useful for testing your system, CPU and OpenGL capabilities using the software program CINEMA 4D. We will be using the default tests for this benchmark.
HD Tune measures disk performance to make comparisons between drives or disk controllers. The first two scores the higher scores are better, the last two lower is better.
Wow! Now here is a Dual Core giving a Quad Core a run for its money. In Sciencemark and Cinebench it took two thirds of the win. HDTune measures the hard drive performance so the numbers were close across the board. To recap on the scientific benchmarks, out of 32 tests run, the E8500 was either the winner or tied in 20 of them. Not bad when compared to Quad Core processors.