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Front view of Intel Pentium E5500

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Intel Pentium E5500

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.25 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,517 vs 1,575 Around 60% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.91 GHz vs 2.74 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.14 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 3300+

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AMD Athlon 64 3300+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon 64 3300+ vs the Intel Pentium E5500.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5500 vs Athlon 64 3300+

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5500  vs
Athlon 64 3300+ 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
754

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

details

Pentium E5500  vs
Athlon 64 3300+ 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 2 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.91 GHz 2.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.14 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.91 GHz 2.74 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 52.81W N/A
Intel Pentium E5500
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