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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T5500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo T5500

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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
Front view of Intel Celeron M 520

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Celeron M 520 vs the Core2 Duo T5500.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T5500 vs Celeron M 520

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 T5500
70,800 MB/s
Celeron M 520
65,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo T5500  vs
Celeron M 520 
Clock speed 1.66 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
479
478

features

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

power consumption

TDP 34W 30W
Annual home energy cost 8.19 $/year 7.23 $/year
Performance per watt 1.96 pt/W 1.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 27.63W 24.38W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 667 MHz 533 MHz

details

Core2 Duo T5500  vs
Celeron M 520 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 291,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 10 12
Voltage range 1.04 - 1.3V 0.95 - 1.3V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.08 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.67 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.08 GHz 2.2 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 T5500
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