Intel Pentium E5300: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2008
Performance 0.73

Summary

Intel started Intel Pentium E5300 sales on November 2008 at a recommended price of $64. This is a 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 2600 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA775 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

0.73%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654
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General info

Pentium E5300 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2490
Value for money2.04
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameWolfdale (2008−2010)
Release dateNovember 2008
(14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$64of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$34 (0.5x MSRP)of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
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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)
Threads2
Base clock speed2.6 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed2.6 GHzof 7.3 (Ryzen 9 7900)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache2 MB (shared)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size82 mm2
Maximum core temperature74 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors228 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range0.85V-1.3625V

Compatibility

Information on Pentium E5300 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 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
SocketLGA775
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Pentium E5300. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
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.

TXT-
EDB+

Virtualization technologies

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

VT-d-

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium E5300's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR1, DDR2, DDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium E5300. 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.

Pentium E5300 0.73
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

Pentium E5300 903

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Pentium E5300 313

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

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Is Pentium E5300 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium E5300 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Pentium E5300 AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium E5300 by AMD is Athlon 64 X2 5400+, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Similar processors

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Best GPU for Pentium E5300

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Pentium E5300, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Pentium E5300 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 2683 configurations based on Pentium E5300 in our database.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.04% (1/2683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (5/2683)
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.04% (1/2683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.4% (10/2683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.4% (10/2683)
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.1% (4/2683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.04% (1/2683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3070
0.07% (2/2683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
0.1% (4/2683)
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 Quadro RTX 6000
0.04% (1/2683)

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