Intel Core2 Duo E6550 vs AMD Ryzen 3 1200

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Intel Core2 Duo E6550 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 AMD Ryzen 3 1200

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Core2 Duo E6550 and the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Core2 Duo E6550 2 core processor released in Q3/2007 with the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2017.
Intel Core2 Duo (29) Family AMD Ryzen 3 (33)
Intel Core 2 Duo E4000/E6000 (15) CPU group AMD Ryzen 1000 (15)
1 Generation 1
Conroe (Core) Architecture Summit Ridge (Zen)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core2 Duo E6550 is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.33 GHz. The processor can compute 2 threads at the same time. The AMD Ryzen 3 1200 clocks with 3.10 GHz (3.40 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 1200
2 Cores 4
2 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
2.33 GHz Frequency 3.10 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.40 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.10 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 1200
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 16 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Core2 Duo E6550, while the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 42.7 GB/s enabled.

Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 1200
DDR3-1333, DDR2-1066 Memory DDR4-2666
16 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 42.7 GB/s
No ECC Yes
4.00 MB L2 Cache 2.00 MB
-- L3 Cache 8.00 MB
-- PCIe version 3.0
-- PCIe lanes 20
-- PCIe Bandwidth 19.7 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core2 Duo E6550 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP of the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is 65 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 1200
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core2 Duo E6550 has 4.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 65 nm. The cache of AMD Ryzen 3 1200 is at 10.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 1200
65 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 775 Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
VT-x Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
No AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2007 Release date Q1/2017
-- Release price 120 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 (43%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 (22%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
342 (43%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
800 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
625 (24%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
2574 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
793 (13%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
6315 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
379 (28%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1372 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1073 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3064 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
333 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
1191 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
375 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
129 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 AMD Ryzen 3 1200
4C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
477 (100%)

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