Intel E8500 breaks 8s in Super Pi 1MB
Intel Core 2 Duo is based on the new 45nm Wolfdale core, and long before the launch it was suggested that this core could become something of a SuperPi benchers best friend. Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650, which is a 45nm quad-core processor, is capable of SuperPi 1M calculations in less the 7.5 seconds, if you can get it stable at 6GHz. And there’s always the option of disabling cores, but that doesn’t always help. With a native dual-core like Wolfdale it would seem easier to reach those frequencies, but the problems is the locked multiplier (9.5 at best) which forces you to push the FSB past 633MHz to break 6GHz.
To achieve this, he did have to disable one of the cores.