Intel Core 2 Duo E8300: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core 2 Duo E8300
Intel Core 2 Duo E8300
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Year of release 2008
Performance 1.18
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8300
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Intel started Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 sales on April 2008. This is Wolfdale architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2833 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA775 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Core 2 Duo E8300 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2085
Value for money11.55
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameWolfdale
Release dateApril 2008 (13 years ago)
Price now$63 of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speed2.83 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed2.83 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache6 MB (shared)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size107 mm2
Maximum core temperature72 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5557U)
Number of transistors410 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range0.85V-1.3625V


Information on Core 2 Duo E8300 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo E8300. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Demand Based Switching-
FSB parity-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Duo E8300's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR1, DDR2, DDR3of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Duo E8300. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Core 2 Duo E8300 1.18
  • Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Core 2 Duo E8300 1034

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core 2 Duo E8300 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Duo E8300 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD A4-3400 100.85
Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 100

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo E8300 from AMD is A4-3400, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

AMD A4-3400 A4 3400

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Duo E8300:

AMD A4-3400 100.85
Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 100
AMD E2-3200 94.07

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD Athlon II X2 250e Athlon II X2 250e
Intel Pentium E6600 Pentium E6600
Intel Pentium E5500 Pentium E5500
AMD Athlon II X2 245 Athlon II X2 245
AMD Athlon II X2 235e Athlon II X2 235e
AMD Athlon II X2 220 Athlon II X2 220

User rating

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