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Benchmarks: System Specs & CINEBENCH R10

- Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 (2.33GHz) LGA775
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66GHz) LGA775
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.00GHz) LGA775
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 (2.66GHz) LGA775
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3.00GHz) LGA775
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 (3.16GHz) LGA775
- x2 1024MB Corsair XMS PC3-10600 CAS7 Modules
- ASUS P5E3 Deluxe (Intel X38)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200RPM (Serial ATA II)
- ASUS GeForce 8800 GTX (768MB)
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware (169.28)
- Intel System Drivers (8.4.0)

When comparing the E6850 and the E8400, both of which operate at 3.0GHz we see that the E8400 is 14% faster in the OpenGL rendering test and 9% faster for the multi-GPU rendering test. The E8400 is much faster than the E8200 in both tests while it is only slightly slower than the E8500.