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Intel E8600 Core 2 Duo Processor - 3.33 GHz,6MB L2 Cache,1333MHz FSB, Socket LGA775, 45 nm, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed

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Technical Details
BrandIntel
Item Weight340 g
Product Dimensions17.3 x 15.7 x 9.9 cm
Item model numberBX80570E8600
Processor Count2
Wattage65 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB001D0T8O0
Best Sellers Rank 72,137 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight322 g
Date First Available5 Aug. 2008
  
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The Intel Core 2 Duo processors are built in several of the world's most advanced, high-volume output manufacturing facilities using Intel's leading silicon process technology
The processor family is based on the revolutionary Intel Core microarchitecture, designed to provide powerful yet energy-efficient performance
With the power of dual cores, or computing engines, the processors can manage numerous tasks faster
They also can operate more smoothly when multiple applications are running, such as writing e-mails while downloading music or videos and conducting a virus scan

 

 Product Description Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 / 3.33 GHz processor 
 Product Type Processor 
 Processor Type Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 
 Multi-Core Technology

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Y. Munshi on 16 Aug. 2010
Yep - there are some CPUs that just make you want to keep pulling your hair off. The E8600 has proven to me to be the most frustration-free CPU I have ever had the pleasure of installing into my PC.

I actually purchased this CPU from eBuyer about a year ago with another spare just recently to ensure nothing could go wrong and I have to say this CPU is as impressive on the inside as it appears on the outside. Not a single time, since I've installed it, has my computer system ever crashed; what's more, I've been using this on Flight Simulator X and it has, again, never let me down. It's a massive difference when you consider it's replacing my Intel Core 2 E6850 @ 3.00 GHz - a nightmare on reflection to the E8600. I sometimes carry out loads of work on my PC to put some pressure on this CPU and it handles it impressively well (I actually get a little over-excited so I over-load a lot of applications! - and still it performs well).

Known for its ability to be easily over-clockable with stability even with fan-cooling systems, E8600 has never let me down on any occasion and has always performed like a true champion. I use the Zalman CNPS-9700 LED cooler for this and the temperature just never exceeded beyond an uncontrollable threshold.

It's still one of the best CPUs out there for general use and a leader on the Core 2 Duo range; I'd recommend anyone replacing their CPU to consider E8600. It's great for both gaming (economical in comparison to the Extreme range) and general PC use (internet browsing, multiple work etc). What's more, it works even better on Windows 7.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ruari Cathmoir on 12 Sept. 2008
The E8600 from Intel will be the flagship of the Core 2 Duo range until the end of its product lifespan. Intel have made a very definitive shift towards Multi-Core CPUs, with Quad-Core being the future as they see it, at least for the moment. The top range Core 2 Extreme processors now feature Quad-Core CPUs running at speeds that exceed 3Ghz, and while this will remain the fastest stock Core 2 Duo from Intel, Quad-Core chips will continue to be produced that will soon outstrip this speed.

So why a 5 star rating, and why consider buying the last of the Dual-Core range? The answer boils down to Value for Money - a favourite buzzword of corporate CEO and government official alike. A Dual-Core processor runs cooler in the case than a Quad-Core and generally speaking comes with a higher clock speed. Unless you're running multiple programs that are processor intensive and developed with a multi-core system in mind, you're not going to see an increase in performance. Coding issues mean that in some cases, a Dual-Core will perform better than a Quad-Core anyway. While the future is definitely going to see a move to more cores rather than higher clock speeds, for the moment, there's no great advantage for most users.

The E8600 is delightfully overclockable as well, which should please those who just can't resist squeezing the most out of their CPU. With Air Cooling alone, enthusiasts have comfortably overclocked to 4.5Ghz and upwards, some forums claiming to have reached a stable overclock to 4.9Ghz with air cooling. CustomPC got the chip up to 6Ghz with the assistance of some Liquid Nitrogen cooling - not exactly readily available, but an interesting experiment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ShinsFortress on 14 Feb. 2010
This is a good processor, and I'm still using one in my 1st PC at home which is mainly for gaming.

I know all the theoretical advantages of Quads, but I find for my type of gaming that they usually do not offer a significant advantage. At this level, I find I get more benefit for my time spent on optimizing the Graphics Card, 'board and even system memory.

Don't get me wrong, a good CPU is vital. Ignore it at your peril. But when I'm gaming, the sorts of games I play rewards bang for buck here a bit less than on memory or GPU performance.

I have lopped off a star as I don't think it is enough of an improvement over the E8500 to justify the current price difference.
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By bety on 17 Feb. 2015
using this for gaming looks like a challeage
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By MR L White on 13 Mar. 2015
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