Average Bench: 16% (799th of 980)

more Based on 2,946 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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Poor: 11%Average: 16% Great: 18%
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 9%
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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 52.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 33.9Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E6550 is just 6.55%. 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 49Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 66.5Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,946 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.8 SC Int 52.6 57.3
18.1 SC Float 25 27
22.9 SC Mixed 33.9 36.8
29.8% 37.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
59.7 QC Int 99.7 114
29.3 QC Float 47.1 53.8
40.9 QC Mixed 64.3 73.4
16.1% 70.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
69.5 MC Int 103 115
34.1 MC Float 49 54.1
46.9 MC Mixed 66.5 73.8
11.2% 73 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
SC Int 65.2
SC Float 29.8
SC Mixed 41.7
37% 45.6 Pts
QC Int 131
QC Float 61.2
QC Mixed 83.5
21% 92 Pts
MC Int 131
MC Float 61.2
MC Mixed 84.1
14% 92.1 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
SC Int 55.7
SC Float 26.5
SC Mixed 35.7
32% 39.3 Pts
QC Int 110
QC Float 52.7
QC Mixed 71.4
18% 77.9 Pts
MC Int 110
MC Float 52.4
MC Mixed 70.8
12% 77.9 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 53.7
SC Float 24.1
SC Mixed 33.3
30% 37 Pts
QC Int 84.3
QC Float 46.2
QC Mixed 55.1
14% 61.9 Pts
MC Int 73.1
MC Float 35.8
MC Mixed 47.3
8% 52.1 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.05 GHz
SC Int 32.6
SC Float 14.9
SC Mixed 22.1
19% 23.2 Pts
QC Int 53.2
QC Float 28.9
QC Mixed 36.7
9% 39.6 Pts
MC Int 84.1
MC Float 37.9
MC Mixed 54.1
9% 58.7 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 23%
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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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Terrible

5 years ago.


Terrible

27 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

8 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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