CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5200 vs 2600 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

7.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium E5200 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E5200

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E5200

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Pentium E5200 vs the Core i7 2600.

Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5200 vs Core i7 2600

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 E5200
106,400 MB/s
Core i7 2600
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5200  vs
Core i7 2600 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 41.87 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 112.13 $/year
Performance per watt 1.6 pt/W 6.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 114.5W

details

Pentium E5200  vs
Core i7 2600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 228,000,000 1,160,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 34
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 1.22 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.78 GHz 3.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.76 GHz 3.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.78 GHz 3.98 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,350 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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