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Front view of Intel Pentium E2210

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E2210

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 124.5W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 46.25 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 120.89 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom II X2 550

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AMD Phenom II X2 550

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 2,028 vs 1,174 Around 75% better PassMark score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,839 vs 2,008 More than 40% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.81 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.12 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Nov, 2009 vs Apr, 2009 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E2210 vs Phenom II X2 550

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

Pentium E2210
94.1 MB/s
Phenom II X2 550
125,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E2210  vs
Phenom II X2 550 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 80W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 46.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 120.89 $/year
Performance per watt 0.9 pt/W 0.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 124.5W

details

Pentium E2210  vs
Phenom II X2 550 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.85 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 3.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.6 GHz 3.81 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

bus

Clock speed 800 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Pentium E2210
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