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Intel Celeron G550

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Front view of Intel Celeron G550

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Celeron G550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Celeron G550

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,331 vs 876 More than 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 290

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AMD Opteron 290

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better performance per watt 5.13 pt/W vs 2.11 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Celeron G550 vs Opteron 290

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Celeron G550  vs
Opteron 290 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
940

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Celeron G550  vs
Opteron 290 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 26 14
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C 0 - 67°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.75 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz 2.8 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 2.11 pt/W 5.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W
Intel Celeron G550
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AMD Opteron 290
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