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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6550

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Intel Core2 Duo E6550

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 1,499 vs 1,304 Around 15% better PassMark score
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.35 GHz vs 2.9 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.32 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 5600B

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AMD Athlon X2 5600B

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.33 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Newer Aug, 2008 vs Jul, 2007 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E6550 vs Athlon X2 5600B

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6550  vs
Athlon X2 5600B 
Clock speed 2.33 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2+
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.37 pt/W 1.18 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Core2 Duo E6550  vs
Athlon X2 5600B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 1.1 - 1.35V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.35 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.32 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.35 GHz 2.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
Intel Core2 Duo E6550
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