CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of P7550 vs 6700HQ among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 6700HQ  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo P7550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo P7550

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,050 vs 66 More than 31x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 36.56W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 10.84 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 39.42 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 6700HQ

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6700HQ

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.26 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 8,134 vs 1,519 More than 5.2x better PassMark score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,802 vs 893 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2009 Release date over 6 years later
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.51 GHz vs 2.74 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 5.19 pt/W vs 3.81 pt/W More than 35% better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.27 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo P7550 vs Core i7 6700HQ

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo P7550
92,300 MB/s
Core i7 6700HQ
4,040 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo P7550  vs
Core i7 6700HQ 
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 25W 45W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 3.81 pt/W 5.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 36.56W

details

Core2 Duo P7550  vs
Core i7 6700HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 3 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.74 GHz 3.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.27 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.74 GHz 3.51 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 Duo P7550
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