Average Bench: 31.5% (1289th of 1439)

Based on 1,616 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000006F6, 00000000000006F6, BFEBFBFF000006F2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5500 @ 1.66GHz
Poor: 21%Average: 31.5% Great: 36%
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation 20%

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 T5500 averaged 68.4% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 57.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 17.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 T5500 is just 14.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 T5500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 34.8Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 34.4Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,616 samples)
Min Avg Max
36.5 Memory 57.8 65.3
10.6 1-Core 17.6 21.6
16.8 2-Core 33.3 42.2
27% 36.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
18.8 4-Core 33.7 42
21.1 8-Core 34.4 42.2
4.55% 34 Pts
Min Avg Max
20.7 64-Core 34.8 42.2
2.2% 34.8 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.65 GHz
Memory 61.6
1-Core 21.5
2-Core 42.7
30% 41.9 Pts
4-Core 42.3
8-Core 41.9
6% 42.1 Pts
64-Core 42.7
3% 42.7 Pts
U23, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.65 GHz
Memory 53.9
1-Core 21.4
2-Core 43.1
28% 39.5 Pts
4-Core 42.3
8-Core 43.7
6% 43 Pts
64-Core 43.5
3% 43.5 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.65 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 22.1
1-Core 9.4
2-Core 13.1
11% 14.9 Pts
4-Core 17.7
8-Core 18.1
2% 17.9 Pts
64-Core 17.5
1% 17.5 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.65 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 18.8
1-Core 9.5
2-Core 13.6
10% 14 Pts
4-Core 16.1
8-Core 13.9
2% 15 Pts
64-Core 2.2
0% 2.2 Pts
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation 2%
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System: Toshiba Satellite A100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $56

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DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5500 (2M Cache, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
Code NameMerom
Processor NumberT5500
# of Cores2
Cache2 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography65 nm
VID Voltage Range1.0375V-1.300V
Recommended Price$177.00
Clock Speed1.66 GHz
Bus Speed667 MHz FSB
Max TDP34 W
Scenario Design Power0 W
FSB ParityNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)No
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesNo
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Demand Based SwitchingNo


Package Size35mm x 35mm
Sockets SupportedPBGA479, PPGA478
Processing Die Size143 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors291 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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