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The Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 is one of Intel's higher end, energy efficient dual core processors.

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enough processing power for video rendering and moderate gaming duties

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very stable, won't crash even under stress

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cache on the CPU itself helps quite a bit with gaming

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can be overclocked well past the default settings and still run stable

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runs very cool even when pushed to capacity

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widely supported by a number of motherboard manufacturers

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at 3 years old, this CPU has been replaced by faster models at the same or lower prices

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The Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 is one of Intel's higher end, energy efficient dual core processors. The E8500 codenamed "Wolfdale", features 6 MB of L2 cache, a core clock speed of 3.16 GHz, and a front side bus of 1333 MHz. The CPU is manufactured on a 45nm die and contains 2 processor cores. Designed to be more efficient than Intel's previous generation of dual-cores, it has a Thermal Design Power of 65W. For the full report, refer to Intel Core 2 Duo.

  • Core Clock Speed: 3.16GHz
  • L2 Cache: 6144KB
  • Front Side Bus: 1333MHz
  • Thermal Design Power: 65W
  • Socket: LGA 775
  • Release Date: January 20, 2008
  • Price: $266
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11/17/2008 05:03

Although i own a E8600 i can still write a review on this one as the only difference is the clock speeds. For someone like me who usually uses the pc for games, porn, tv, movies & VERY rarely tv recording and editing the E8600 (/E8500) is really good that is price-performance-power efficiency works out. Furthermore i've yet to encounter a game that fully utilizes my c2d proc. Lets face it, who truly runs other programs while playing a game??? And the games that do use quad cores, well those games are not that popular anyways. Also all the forums that i've raked say that the c2d overclocks like a champ.

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