Average Bench: 16.2% (778th of 959)

Based on 2,041 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: 16.2% 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 53Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 34.2Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E6550 is just 6.08%. 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 49.6Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 67.2Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,041 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.3 SC Int 53 57.3
19.3 SC Float 25.2 27.1
24.2 SC Mixed 34.2 36.8
30% 37.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
66.2 QC Int 101 114
32.1 QC Float 47.9 53.7
41.3 QC Mixed 64.9 73.4
16.3% 71.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
75.7 MC Int 105 115
38.2 MC Float 49.6 54.3
51.4 MC Mixed 67.2 74
11.3% 73.9 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, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 56.3
SC Float 27
SC Mixed 36.8
32% 40 Pts
QC Int 114
QC Float 52.9
QC Mixed 71.8
18% 79.4 Pts
MC Int 113
MC Float 54
MC Mixed 73.8
12% 80.2 Pts
J2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
SC Int 57
SC Float 26.9
SC Mixed 36.8
32% 40.2 Pts
QC Int 113
QC Float 53
QC Mixed 68.5
18% 78.3 Pts
MC Int 104
MC Float 53
MC Mixed 73.2
12% 76.7 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 52.3
SC Float 24.8
SC Mixed 33.9
30% 37 Pts
QC Int 95.5
QC Float 45.1
QC Mixed 60.8
15% 67.1 Pts
MC Int 97.7
MC Float 45.7
MC Mixed 60.3
10% 67.9 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 57.2
SC Float 27
SC Mixed 36.6
32% 40.3 Pts
QC Int 78.3
QC Float 46
QC Mixed 54.2
14% 59.5 Pts
MC Int 49
MC Float 36.9
MC Mixed 41.1
6% 42.3 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
SC Int 52.2
SC Float 21.9
SC Mixed 33.8
29% 36 Pts
QC Int 78.3
QC Float 42
QC Mixed 55
13% 58.4 Pts
MC Int 99.4
MC Float 48.9
MC Mixed 66.8
11% 71.7 Pts
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Typical Core2 Duo E6550 Builds (Compare 874 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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $82

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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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