Intel Core2 Duo E6550 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

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Intel Core2 Duo E6550 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Core2 Duo E6550 and the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 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 5 5500U which has 6 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2021.
Intel Core2 Duo (29) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (85)
Intel Core 2 Duo E4000/E6000 (15) CPU group AMD Ryzen 5000U (Lucienne) (3)
1 Generation 4
Conroe (Core) Architecture Lucienne (Zen 2)
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor AMD Ryzen 5 5625U

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 5 5500U clocks with 2.10 GHz (4.00 GHz), has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel.

Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
2 Cores 6
2 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No
2.33 GHz Frequency 2.10 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.40 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 5 5500U
-- 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 AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir)
GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.80 GHz
-- GPU Generation 9
Technology 7 nm
Max. displays 3
-- Compute units 7
-- Shader 448
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
-- DirectX Version 12

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 AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir)
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

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 5 5500U supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s enabled.

Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
DDR3-1333, DDR2-1066 Memory LPDDR4-4266, DDR4-3200
16 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC Yes
4.00 MB L2 Cache --
-- L3 Cache 8.00 MB
-- PCIe version 3.0
-- PCIe lanes 12
-- PCIe Bandwidth 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core2 Duo E6550 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP of the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is 15 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 25 W
-- TDP down 10 W
-- Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core2 Duo E6550 has 4.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 65 nm. The cache of AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is at 8.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 7 nm.

Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
65 nm Technology 7 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
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 FP6
VT-x Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
No AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q3/2007 Release date Q1/2021
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 (30%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 (10%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (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 (30%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1134 (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 (11%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5622 (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 (6%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
13210 (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 (14%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
2728 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
66 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
430 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1165 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6784 (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 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1437 (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 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5237 (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 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
462 (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 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
2573 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Core2 Duo E6550 Intel Core2 Duo E6550
2C 2T @ 2.33 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
89 (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 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
475 (100%)

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