Core 2 Duo E8500 is a desktop processor from Intel released on 1 January 2008, and it is in end-of-life production status now. It belongs to Core 2 Duo family and has a Wolfdale architecture. This processor is built on Intel Socket 775, and uses Gen 2 PCI express connection. 45 nm process is used in production.
Processor has 2 cores and 2 threads, with the base frequency of 3.166 GHz. It has DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 Dual-channel memory support. As for the cache, it supports L1 64K (per core) and L2 6MB (shared).