CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5200 vs E6550 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.33 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.78 GHz vs 3.35 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 72 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz vs 3.32 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2008 vs Jul, 2007 Release date a year later
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6550

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Intel Core2 Duo E6550

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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 Core2 Duo E6550

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
Core2 Duo E6550
99,500 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
Core2 Duo E6550 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.33 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.6 pt/W 1.37 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 800 MHz 1,333 MHz

details

Pentium E5200  vs
Core2 Duo E6550 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 228,000,000 291,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 7
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.78 GHz 3.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz 3.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.78 GHz 3.35 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 E5200
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