Average Bench: 16.1% (781st of 961)

Based on 2,203 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000006FB, , 1FEBFBFF000006FB Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz

The Intel Core2 Duo E6550 is nearly six years old, the equivalent of around 3 processor lifetimes. This great grand daddy of a processor has been included in the group test as a reference. Intel's Core2 Duo range were hugely successful processors and shipped in over 20 different flavours. In terms of real world performance, with a Passmark-S score of 712 points, the E6550 is less than half as fast as the top of the range i7-3770K Ivy Bridge processor. In recent years emphasis has shifted towards server orientated workloads and on that front the i7-3770K offers over six times more processing throughput. [Feb '12 CPUPro]

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Poor: 12%Average: 16.1% Great: 18%
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E6550 averaged 83.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 52.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 34.1Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E6550 is just 6.18%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E6550 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 49.5Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 67Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,203 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.4 SC Int 52.8 57.3
18.6 SC Float 25.1 27.1
24.3 SC Mixed 34.1 36.8
30% 37.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
64.9 QC Int 101 114
31.4 QC Float 47.7 53.7
41 QC Mixed 64.7 73.4
16.3% 71.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
74.7 MC Int 104 115
38.1 MC Float 49.5 54.2
49.8 MC Mixed 67 74
11.2% 73.6 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
SC Int 56.9
SC Float 26.8
SC Mixed 36.6
32% 40.1 Pts
QC Int 113
QC Float 53
QC Mixed 72.8
18% 79.7 Pts
MC Int 114
MC Float 53.1
MC Mixed 73.2
12% 80 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 0.7 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 51.3
SC Float 24
SC Mixed 27.3
27% 34.2 Pts
QC Int 111
QC Float 52.9
QC Mixed 72.4
18% 78.8 Pts
MC Int 112
MC Float 52.7
MC Mixed 72.2
12% 79 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 50.8
SC Float 24.7
SC Mixed 33.1
29% 36.2 Pts
QC Int 99.1
QC Float 48.1
QC Mixed 45.3
15% 64.2 Pts
MC Int 74.3
MC Float 39.6
MC Mixed 51.3
8% 55.1 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
SC Int 37.9
SC Float 16.7
SC Mixed 25
21% 26.5 Pts
QC Int 48.7
QC Float 20.5
QC Mixed 28.9
8% 32.7 Pts
MC Int 80.9
MC Float 49.6
MC Mixed 64
10% 64.8 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E6550 Builds (Compare 948 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 23%
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Workstation
Workstation 15%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 755

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6550 (4M Cache, 2.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
Code NameConroe
Launch DateQ3'07
Processor NumberE6550
# of Cores2
Cache4 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography65 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.5V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.33 GHz
Bus Speed1333 MHz FSB
Max TDP65 W
FSB ParityNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets SupportedPLGA775
Processing Die Size143 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors291 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

Passmark CPU benchmark: 1,453...

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You will not be playing games on this, or doing much of anything aside from browsing the web. I had this until recently, I recommend that you skip this and move along.


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