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Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz vs Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz vs Intel Core i3-560 @ 3.33GHz

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

×Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz×Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz×Intel Core i3-560 @ 3.33GHz+ ADD
Price$149.95
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$179.95
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$179.951
Socket TypeLGA775LGA1156LGA1156
CPU ClassDesktopDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.3 GHz3.1 GHz3.3 GHz
Turbo SpeedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
# of Physical Cores2 (Threads: 2)2 (Threads: 4)2 (Threads: 4)
Max TDP65W73W73W
Yearly Running Cost$11.86$13.32$13.32
First Seen on ChartQ4 2008Q1 2010Q2 2010
# of Samples670136268
Cross-Platform Rating408044114456
Single Thread Rating1409312841341
CPU Mark135415051626
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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 30th of September 2020 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz
1,354
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,505
Intel Core i3-560 @ 3.33GHz
1,626
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 30th of September 2020 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz
9.03
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
8.36
Intel Core i3-560 @ 3.33GHz
9.04
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 30th of September 2020 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz
1,409
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,284
Intel Core i3-560 @ 3.33GHz
1,341

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.
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Max TDP65W73W73W
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Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.