- Product Dimensions: 17 x 15.5 x 9.9 cm ; 386 g
- Shipping Weight: 272 g
- Item model number: BX80570E8400
- ASIN: B00116SLYY
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 25 2008
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #225,110 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo Processor 3 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA775
- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8400
- Frequency 3 GHz
- FSB 1333MHz Cache 6 MB
- Process 45 nm Socket Socket 775
- Power Consumption 65 W
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Intel - Core 2 Duo E8400 - 3.00 GHz Socket 775 - Dual-Core - FSB 1333 - 6M L2 -45nm
From the Manufacturer
The Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 brings two computing cores running at 3 GHz onto a single processor, giving mainstream users that extra horsepower to ensure that their computing experience won't slow down even when running multiple applications simultaneously. The processor uses the LGA775 socket for compatibility with many motherboards and features 6 MB of L2 cache and a 1333 MHz front side bus.
With two computing cores, you'll experience great performance.
Intel's Intelligent Power Capability ensures optimal energy efficiency.
By using two processing cores, the E8400 can deliver higher performance with greater energy efficiency than older single-core processors. The E8400 brings robust performance for both home and business software applications, and users will be able to run more applications simultaneously with less stuttering and slowdown.
Everything including email, downloading, online shopping, and video editing can be done simultaneously and with greater efficiency. No longer is it necessary to choose between work and play--with the E8400 you have it both ways at the same time.
New Technologies Provide Higher Performance and Better Energy Efficiency
By using hafnium, a naturally occurring element, Intel engineers were able to shrink the size of new Intel processors and pack more computing technology into less space. The processor also features Intel's Intelligent Power Capability, which allows it to turn off parts of itself when it isn't in use. The result is improved performance with less energy wastage and a reduction of heat and noise, making the processor easier on your wallet and easier on the environment.
Intel has packed the Core 2 Duo E8400 with cutting-edge technologies for better performance. Wide Dynamic Execution allows the processor to do more tasks simultaneously by enabling the delivery of more instructions per clock cycle, while Advanced Smart Cache technology improves performance by physically placing data closer to the processing cores. And Smart Memory Access, which increases available data bandwidth, means you'll experience less slowdown while multi-tasking, so you can get more done.
Multimedia Acceleration for Faster Content Creation
If you are editing HD video, manipulating professional grade photos, or working with music, the E8400 will let your computer keep up with your imagination. The processor features Intel's Advanced Digital Media Boost for accelerating performance of a wide range of applications including video, gaming, speech and image, and photo processing among others. Additionally, Intel's HD Boost technology further improves the performance of SSE4-optimized applications, such as video editing and encoding in high definition.
The Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 allows for a quieter, more energy-efficient PC while still maintaining a high level of performance. It it backed by a three-year warranty.
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The quick specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0GHz
2GB DDR2 800MHz
Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB HDD
Radeon 4770 512MB
24" LG monitor (1920x1200)
I'm a web developer so my more CPU intense work applications are Photoshop CS and the Flex SDK (Eclipse IDE). The E8400 is more than enough to handle these applications along with several different browsers (IE, FF, Safari, etc.) all opened at the same time.
I mostly play RPGs and strategy games on my computer. Lately, I've been playing Fallout 3 and Mass Effect, both of which required fairly powerful systems when they were first released for PC. My E8400, 2GB of RAM, and 4770 512MB are able to handle both of these games smooth with high quality settings at 1920x1200.
- Fast and dual core.
- 45nm process means that it produces very little heat.
- Relatively inexpensive.
- Overclocks well.
- No real cons for the processor itself, but some older Core 2 Duo motherboards only support the 65nm process Core 2 Duos, which are the E6xxx and E4xxx series. Before you buy an E8xxx series processor, make sure that your motherboard supports it first. You can find a chipset compatibility chart if you search the web for "List of Intel Chipsets".
My main problem is that the heat sink/fan is *extremely* hard to install. I could only get three of the pins into the motherboard. I pressed and pressed and bent the board and I think I got the fourth pin in, but it was unsettling to push that hard. Both of my thumbs hurt afterward. I have an XFX 780i motherboard.
Normally it wouldn't matter, because you wouldn't use the stock cooling. However, this chip is popular partially because it can reach 3.6 GHz or more with the included fan.
Also, when I installed it the processor was set at a 7x multiplier. I easily increased this to 9x in BIOS to get the full 3GHz, but it was odd that it started at 7x.
I was able to overclock this processor to 3.8ghz using a Zalman CPU cooler at 48C idle and 56C under load. I have a Asus p5k-e motherboard, which overclocks really, really well.
Tremendous speed for the price
Extreme overclocking potential
Pretty poor stock cooler. Get yourself an aftermarket cooler if you plan to do any overclocking.
I considered a more expensive Quad Core, but not sure I'd get any additional benefit since most applications can't really take advantage of it. I'm more than pleased with my choice.