Average Bench: 15.9% (802nd of 980)

more Based on 3,205 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: 15.9% Great: 18%
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E6550 averaged 84.0% 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 33.6Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E6550 is just 6.9%. 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 48.7Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 66.4Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,205 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.2 SC Int 52.2 57.3
17.3 SC Float 24.9 27
21.5 SC Mixed 33.6 36.8
29.6% 36.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
60.2 QC Int 99.5 114
28.9 QC Float 46.9 53.9
40.6 QC Mixed 63.9 73.3
16% 70.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
69.2 MC Int 103 115
33.7 MC Float 48.7 54
47 MC Mixed 66.4 73.8
11.1% 72.7 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 48.6
SC Float 23
SC Mixed 31.2
28% 34.3 Pts
QC Int 96.5
QC Float 44.9
QC Mixed 59.5
15% 67 Pts
MC Int 93.1
MC Float 42.4
MC Mixed 52
10% 62.5 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
SC Int 52.6
SC Float 25.4
SC Mixed 33.1
30% 37 Pts
QC Int 74.9
QC Float 28.5
QC Mixed 49
12% 50.8 Pts
MC Int 103
MC Float 50.1
MC Mixed 68.5
11% 73.8 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 22
SC Float 15.3
SC Mixed 20.3
15% 19.2 Pts
QC Int 99.8
QC Float 32.4
QC Mixed 54.7
14% 62.3 Pts
MC Int 106
MC Float 45.6
MC Mixed 70.8
11% 74.2 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
SC Int 43.2
SC Float 22.1
SC Mixed 28.8
25% 31.4 Pts
QC Int 55.1
QC Float 37.2
QC Mixed 32.1
9% 41.5 Pts
MC Int 98.8
MC Float 48.9
MC Mixed 65.7
11% 71.1 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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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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Terrible

5 years ago.


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

10 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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