Excellent Price to Performance Ratio.
Lower Thermal Power Requirement.
Huge Overclock Potential.
Scales Well With Voltage.
Stock Intel Heatsink Can Get Very Noisy.
Slower than quad-core CPUs in applications that can use more than two cores.
Price Gouging From Etailers.
By PCStats on May 08, 2009
In this age of quad-core processors, can a dual-core processor really cut it? CPU manufacturers AMD and Intel have repeatedly emphasized that multi-threaded applications are the future of computing, and that both companies will soon relegate single...83
By Overclockers Club on September 03, 2008
So how much fuel goes into the fire regarding the two core versus four core performance debate? Plenty! In the scientific benchmarks the dual core CPU was picked apart in almost every benchmark, as expected. Some highlights include competitive scores...-
By Phoronix on July 01, 2008
On Windows, the Intel Wolfdale processor has been reported by various publications as performing well. While we cannot comment on the Microsoft Windows performance of the Core 2 Duo E8400, we do know one thing and thats the Wolfdale does perform...100
By Hardware Secrets on June 13, 2008
If you are looking for a CPU on the USD 200 range you have only two real options: the new Core 2 Duo E8400 and Core 2 Quad Q6600. For the mainstream user Core 2 Duo E8400 is the best option, as it provides a higher performance under almost all scenarios...-
By About.com on June 03, 2008
Intels Core 2 Duo E8400 is probably one of the best overall values currently in the desktop processor market. Sure, it only has two processor cores, but it runs at a fairly high clock speed and its low voltage and thermal output allow for it to be...100
By Computer Shopper on May 01, 2008
The Core 2 Duo E8400 offers excellent performance at stock speeds, as well as plenty of headroom for the overclocking...85
By Bit-tech.net on April 07, 2008
Just like the QX9650 and QX9770 the 45nm products are the ones to aim for if youre considering and Intel upgrade, however the Extreme Edition CPUs, the Wolfdales are affordable. In fact, every CPU featured was affordable, the only exception is the...80
By Custom PC on March 20, 2008
The Core 2 Duo E8400 is certainly fast, even compared with the Core 2 Quad Q6600. Only in heavily multithreaded apps do the Q6600s four cores provide a speed advantage. In other tests the E8400 dominates. However, there are two things to consider...83
By circuitREMIX on March 16, 2008
We already know that the E8000 series Wolfdale CPUs offer great performance at a very good price. The problem is theyre not easily available. We found that the Xeon E3110 is a viable alternative to the E8400, as its basically the exact same...-
By Fudzilla on February 22, 2008
If you have been waiting for the new 45nm CPUs, then you made the right choice. This CPU is the best dual-core you can get for your money right now. While the E8500 is considerably more expensive, it doesnt offer any advantage besides a speed...-