Pentium E5300: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

Pentium E5300 provides poor benchmark performance at 0.58% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.


Intel started 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 Intel Socket 775 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 memory.

Primary details

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

Place in performance ranking2712
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation2.04
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameWolfdale (2008−2010)
Release dateNovember 2008 (15 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$64of 689 (Core i9-14900KS)
Current price$36 (0.6x MSRP)of 15069 (EPYC 7663)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

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)
Boost clock speed2.6 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache2 MB (shared)of 96 (EPYC 9654)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography45 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size82 mm2
Maximum core temperature74 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors228 millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo


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 (Opteron 842)
Power consumption (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.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+

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, DDR3

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.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 0.58


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: 68%

Pentium E5300 899

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: 42%

Pentium E5300 294

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: 42%

Pentium E5300 475

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Pentium E5300's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Pentium E5300 is Athlon 64 X2 FX-60, which is faster by 2% and higher by 9 positions in our ranking.

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Similar processors

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Recommended GPUs

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 3641 configurations using Pentium E5300 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.6% (22/3641)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.1% (5/3641)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.03% (1/3641)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.3% (10/3641)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.05% (2/3641)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.08% (3/3641)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.05% (2/3641)
RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3070
0.03% (1/3641)
RX 7700 XT Radeon RX 7700 XT
0.03% (1/3641)
RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
0.05% (2/3641)

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