CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E2220 vs 506 among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium E2220 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium E2220  based on its performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E2220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E2220

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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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 1.34 pt/W vs 0.93 pt/W Around 45% better performance per watt
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 73.3 °C vs 67.7 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.67 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jan, 2008 vs Apr, 2005 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Intel Pentium 4 506

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Higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz vs 3.27 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E2220 vs 4 506

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 E2220
102,200 MB/s
Pentium 4 506
95,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E2220  vs
4 506 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 84W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 1.34 pt/W 0.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 68.25W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 800 MHz 533 MHz

details

Pentium E2220  vs
4 506 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Transistor count 105,000,000 125,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 20
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 1.25 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 73.3°C Unknown - 67.7°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.27 GHz 3.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 2.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.27 GHz 3.85 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 Pentium E2220
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Intel Pentium 4 506
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