Average Bench: 16.1% (929th of 1117)

more Based on 4,405 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: 16.1% 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 52.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 33.8Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E6550 is just 6.81%. 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 49.2Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 67Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,405 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.2 SC Int 52.3 57
15.8 SC Float 24.9 27
21.9 SC Mixed 33.8 36.7
29.7% 37 Pts
Min Avg Max
59.1 QC Int 101 114
29.7 QC Float 47.7 53.7
39.8 QC Mixed 64.7 73.2
16.2% 71.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
69.1 MC Int 104 115
32 MC Float 49.2 53.9
45 MC Mixed 67 73.7
11.2% 73.5 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 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 68.7
SC Float 31.1
SC Mixed 44
38% 47.9 Pts
QC Int 129
QC Float 63.1
QC Mixed 87.8
21% 93.4 Pts
MC Int 82.1
MC Float 54
MC Mixed 68.4
10% 68.2 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 51.8
SC Float 26.6
SC Mixed 36.4
31% 38.3 Pts
QC Int 110
QC Float 51.4
QC Mixed 70.5
18% 77.4 Pts
MC Int 108
MC Float 50.8
MC Mixed 71.7
12% 76.9 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 50.8
SC Float 25
SC Mixed 34.2
29% 36.7 Pts
QC Int 95.5
QC Float 46.5
QC Mixed 61.5
16% 67.8 Pts
MC Int 106
MC Float 47.9
MC Mixed 60.6
11% 71.4 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 40.1
SC Float 18.3
SC Mixed 28
23% 28.8 Pts
QC Int 97.7
QC Float 46.9
QC Mixed 51
15% 65.2 Pts
MC Int 102
MC Float 49.5
MC Mixed 69.6
11% 73.6 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Sep '07
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Typical Core2 Duo E6550 Builds (Compare 1,707 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 24%
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Workstation
Workstation 15%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 755

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $84

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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 6 years ago.

Terrible

6 years ago.


Terrible

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

17 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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