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Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz vs Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz vs Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz vs Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz

The values for the CPUs below are determined from thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and are updated daily.

×Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz×Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHz×Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz×Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz×Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
Price$129.951$198.951$961$51.211$179.951
Socket TypeLGA775LGA775LGA775LGA1156LGA1156
CPU ClassDesktopDesktopDesktopDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.2 GHz3.0 GHz3.3 GHz2.9 GHz3.1 GHz
Turbo SpeedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
# of Physical Cores2 (Threads: 2)4 (Threads: 4)2 (Threads: 2)2 (Threads: 4)2 (Threads: 4)
Max TDP65W95W65W73W73W
Yearly Running Cost$11.86$17.34$11.86$13.32$13.32
First Seen on ChartQ4 2008Q4 2008Q4 2008Q1 2010Q1 2010
# of Samples2362155568110921392
Cross-Platform Rating36567318401742654382
Single Thread Rating1316312901410311791272
CPU Mark12312378133814381498
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3 - Single thread rating may be higher than the overall rating, thread performance is just one component of the CPU Mark.

CPU Mark Rating
As of 19th of April 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
1,231
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
2,378
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz
1,338
Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
1,438
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,498
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 19th of April 2021 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
9.47
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
11.96
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz
13.94
Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
28.07
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
8.33
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 19th of April 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz
1,316
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHz
1,290
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz
1,410
Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
1,179
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,272

Estimated Energy Usage Cost
Estimated Energy Adjustable Values
Average hours of use per dayAverage CPU Utilization (0-100%)1Power cost, $ per kWh2
1Average user usage is typically low and can vary from task to task. An estimate load 25% is nominal.
2Typical power costs vary around the world. Check your last power bill for details. Values of $0.15 to $0.45 per kWh are typical.
Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHzIntel Core2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHzIntel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHzIntel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHzIntel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
Max TDP65W95W65W73W73W
Power consumption per day (kWh)NANANANANA
Running cost per dayNANANANANA
Power consumption per year (kWh)NANANANANA
Running cost per yearNANANANANA
Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.