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Front view of Intel Pentium E5500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E5500

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.91 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 69.1 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.14 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron G555

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Apr, 2010 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5500 vs Celeron G555

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5500  vs
Celeron G555 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
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 1.78 pt/W 1.95 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Pentium E5500  vs
Celeron G555 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 14 27
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.91 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.14 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.91 GHz 2.7 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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