Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 30 June 2008. Page 3 of 8. 12 Comments

During Wolfdale's life on the market thus far, these processors have been very popular with enthusiasts and overclockers. With that said, we were not the least surprised when we pushed this 3GHz part to 4GHz with ease. Running the Core 2 Duo E8400 at 1.4V and the OCZ DDR3 memory at 1.9V we had achieved the overclock to 4GHz using a Dynatron LGA-775 copper heatsink. With an enthusiast-oriented heatsink or water cooling system, the Core 2 Duo E8400 could be overclocked further.

For benchmarking the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 and E6400 we had used Phoronix Test Suite 1.0.1 with the pcqs-processor (Phoronix Certification & Qualification Suite) test-set. These tests include timed PHP compilation, timed Apache compilation, parallel BZIP2 compression, LAME MP3 encoding, FFmpeg encoding, Mencoder encoding, GnuPG file encryption, OpenSSL RSA encryption, SQLite database, Sunflow Rendering System, YafRay Ray-Tracing, RAMspeed, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Nexuiz, OpenArena, and X-Plane.

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