Intel Core i3 VS Core 2 E8400 Performance test/review

 Intel Core i3 VS Core 2 E8400 Specification and Performance test

So lets begin with the features and specifications of each CPU :

Intel Core i3 3.06Ghz

Intel Core i3 features:
Intel Core i3 was announced on 18 June 2009 for the naming of future Intel Core processor family. With a vision of fewer bands, there would be greater impact on 3 processor grouping – Core i7 , Core i5 and Core i3. The lowest-power variant of code-named Arrandale will fall under Core i3. Core i3 was supposed to be released in Q1 2010, but was moved to Q4 2009.







Intel Core i3 Specification:
Min. feature size 45nm to 32nm
Instruction set x86, x86-64, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Microarchitecture Nehalem
Cores 2
Socket(s) mPGA-989
Core name(s) Arrandale

Intel Core 2 E8400


Intel Core 2 E8400 features :


With the Wolfdale core Intel pours more power into a Core 2 Duo package. The 45nm process allowed Intel to reduce the power needed to 65W. Lower power means lower CPU heat, which translates to lower system heat and longer system life. They also packed more features into the chip.

L2 cache has been bumped to 6MB and the Front Side Bus has been pushed to 1333MHz. You can now use both DDR2 and the hot new DDR3 memory for extreme performance. They also boosted memory access and execution speed with the Wide Dynamic Execution and Smart Memory Access. These combine to let the processor compute more instructions with more data per clock cycle. You'd better watch out; your enemies will be shooting back faster now.

The Advanced Digital Media Boost feature has been enhanced with the addition of the SSE4 instruction set and Intel HD Boost. This will give your entertainment experience a boost with better audio and video processing. It will also help with speech recognition, engineering and scientific applications. Perhaps most important of all will be the boost to security with increased encryption power and speed.


Intel Core 2 E8400 Specification:
Brand Intel
Processors Type Desktop
Series Core 2 Duo
Model BX80570E8400
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type LGA 775
Tech Spec
Core Wolfdale
Multi-Core Dual-Core
Name Core 2 Duo E8400
Operating Frequency 3.0GHz
FSB 1333MHz
L2 Cache 6MB
Manufacturing Tech 45 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Threading Support No
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4, EM64T
Voltage 0.85V – 1.3625V
Thermal Design Power 65W
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included


Intel Core i3 3.06Ghz VS Core 2 Duo E8400 Benchmark Test 
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FutureMark 3DMark 2006 Benchmark Test:


Games , Crysis War head Test :
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pconline.com overall Benchmark Test:
Intel Core i3 VS Core 2 E8400 Performance test/review Intel Core i3 VS Core 2 E8400 Performance test/review Reviewed by Maherr Live on Saturday, August 01, 2009 Rating: 5