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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E6550

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 1,499 vs 305 Around 5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 880 vs 693 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Much better performance per watt 1.37 pt/W vs 0.52 pt/W More than 2.5x better performance per watt
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 69.88W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72 °C vs 69.2 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.72 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 75.34 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2007 vs Apr, 2006 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Celeron D 352

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Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.7 GHz vs 3.35 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.64 GHz vs 3.32 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E6550 vs Celeron D 352

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6550  vs
Celeron D 352 
Clock speed 2.33 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 65W 86W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 20.72 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 75.34 $/year
Performance per watt 1.37 pt/W 0.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 69.88W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 533 MHz

details

Core2 Duo E6550  vs
Celeron D 352 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 188,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 7 24
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 1.25 - 1.32V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 69.2°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.35 GHz 4.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.32 GHz 4.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.35 GHz 4.7 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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