That is the question, Intel's Core2Duo was very popular back in the days and still is. Furthermore according to Steam's survey half of steam gamers are still using a machine powered by a dual core processor. Fair enough, let's see how the Core2Duo E8400 clocked at 3 GHz will perform against today's processors like the i7 3770K and FX-8150 under heavy 3D workloads conditions such as Benchmarks and recent Games with highest graphics settings possible at a resolution of 1920x1080. Let's get it started!
Find all the benchmarks/games results on the following pages.
|Page 1 - Introduction||Page 8 - Crysis 2 / Dragon Age 2|
|Page 2 - Test Setup & Specifications||Page 9 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. / The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim / StarCraft 2|
|Page 3 - Benchmarks and Games Settings||Page 10 - Power Consumption|
|Page 4 - 3D Mark 11 / 3D Mark Vantage||Page 11 - Summary Benchmark Results|
|Page 5 - Unigine Heaven / TessMark||Page 12 - Performance Index & Performance/Price|
|Page 6 - Alien vs. Predator / Batman: Arkham City / Dirt 2||Page 13 - Conclusion|
|Page 7 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 / BattleField 3|