Average Bench: 16% (802nd of 985)

more Based on 3,584 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000006FB, , BFEBFBFF00010676, AFEBFBFF000006FB, 1FEBFBFF000006FB, BFEBFBFF000006F6, BFEBFBFF00010677, BFEBFBFF0001067A Models: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.66GHz

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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Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E6550 averaged 83.9% 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 52.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 33.7Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E6550 is just 6.82%. 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 48.9Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 66.8Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,584 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.2 SC Int 52.2 57.3
15.7 SC Float 24.8 27.1
21.5 SC Mixed 33.7 36.8
29.6% 36.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
61.4 QC Int 100 115
28.8 QC Float 47.4 54
40.4 QC Mixed 64.6 73.5
16.2% 70.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
73.1 MC Int 104 115
33.5 MC Float 48.9 53.9
47.3 MC Mixed 66.8 73.9
11.2% 73.2 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
SC Int 56.7
SC Float 26.8
SC Mixed 36.4
32% 40 Pts
QC Int 113
QC Float 52.9
QC Mixed 71.9
18% 79.2 Pts
MC Int 112
MC Float 53.1
MC Mixed 72.3
12% 79.2 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 55.3
SC Float 26.3
SC Mixed 35.6
31% 39.1 Pts
QC Int 110
QC Float 51.9
QC Mixed 72
18% 78 Pts
MC Int 110
MC Float 53
MC Mixed 71
12% 78.2 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 54.7
SC Float 25.7
SC Mixed 35.8
31% 38.7 Pts
QC Int 107
QC Float 49.4
QC Mixed 65.8
17% 74.2 Pts
MC Int 108
MC Float 49.6
MC Mixed 66.1
11% 74.5 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
SC Int 45.7
SC Float 23.8
SC Mixed 32.7
27% 34.1 Pts
QC Int 91
QC Float 40.8
QC Mixed 54.3
14% 62 Pts
MC Int 112
MC Float 52.4
MC Mixed 69.9
12% 77.9 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '07
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Typical Core2 Duo E6550 Builds (Compare 1,270 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 15%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 755

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $74

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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...

Added 5 years ago.

Terrible

5 years ago.


Terrible

4 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

12 months ago.

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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