Average Bench: 37.7% (1039th of 1316)

more Based on 10,147 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]

Poor: 23%Average: 37.7% Great: 43%
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo E6550 averaged 62.2% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 65.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 32.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo E6550 is 20.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo E6550 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 63.9Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 63.9Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,147 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.7 Memory 65.2 75.2
20.1 1-Core 32.9 36.7
30.7 2-Core 61.7 72.9
36.7% 53.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
32.4 4-Core 62.7 72.9
37.6 8-Core 63.9 73.1
8.65% 63.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
35 64-Core 63.9 73.2
4.3% 63.9 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
Memory 75.7
1-Core 36.6
2-Core 71.3
42% 61.2 Pts
4-Core 71.6
8-Core 71.8
10% 71.7 Pts
64-Core 71.7
5% 71.7 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 36.4
2-Core 70.5
41% 60.1 Pts
4-Core 69.4
8-Core 70.2
10% 69.8 Pts
64-Core 69.7
5% 69.7 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
Memory 70.7
1-Core 36.3
2-Core 69.4
40% 58.8 Pts
4-Core 68.8
8-Core 69.8
9% 69.3 Pts
64-Core 72.3
5% 72.3 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz
Memory 71.5
1-Core 29.2
2-Core 56.8
37% 52.5 Pts
4-Core 58.7
8-Core 62.7
8% 60.7 Pts
64-Core 69
5% 69 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.35 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 57.7
1-Core 35.6
2-Core 64.9
35% 52.7 Pts
4-Core 53.4
8-Core 52.4
7% 52.9 Pts
64-Core 63.1
4% 63.1 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Sep '07
AmazonUS $17023 mins
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Typical Core2 Duo E6550 Builds (Compare 1,454 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
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Desktop
Desktop 39%
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Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 755

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $205

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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 9 years ago.

Excellent

3 months ago.

gta 5 oynadım süperrrrrrrrrrr


Poor

10 months ago.

I am currently using it and it has no power also to just run the chrome webpages paired with gt 1030 also I hate it too much


Terrible

9 years ago.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

4 years 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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