Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

CPU comparison

Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 or AMD Ryzen 5 5500U ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 has 2 cores with 2 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.93 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 was released in Q3/2006.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U was released in Q1/2021.
Intel Core2 Extreme Family AMD Ryzen 5
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6000 CPU group AMD Ryzen 5000U
1 Generation 4
Conroe (Core) Architecture Lucienne (Zen 2)
Desktop / Server Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor AMD Ryzen 5 5625U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 or AMD Ryzen 5 5500U can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

2 Cores 6
2 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No
2.93 GHz Frequency 2.10 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.40 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 or AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

no iGPU GPU AMD Radeon 7 Graphics (Renoir)
GPU frequency 1.80 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation 9
Technology 7 nm
Max. displays 3
Execution units 7
Shader 448
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 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

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR2-1066, DDR3-1333 Memory DDR4-3200
16 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
-- 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

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

75 W TDP (PL1) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 25 W
-- TDP down 10 W
-- Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 or AMD Ryzen 5 5500U as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

65 nm Technology 7 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
MMX, 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
Q3/2006 Release date Q1/2021
-- Release price --
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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 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1165 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6784 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
462 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
2573 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
417 (37%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1134 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
746 (13%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5622 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
475 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



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 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
2728 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
AMD Radeon 7 Graphics (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612 (100%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
89 (100%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
942 (7%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
13474 (100%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 Intel Core2 Extreme X6800
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
4848 (100%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Devices using this processor

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