Intel Celeron G550 vs Core 2 Duo E8500

General info

Comparing Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
31.59
 
6.12
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Wolfdale
Release date
1 June 2012
 
January 2008
Launch price (MSRP)
$80
 
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Price now
$19.99
 
$193

Technical specs

Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Base frequency
2.6 GHz
 
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Maximum frequency
2.6 GHz
 
3.16 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
6 MB (shared)
L3 cache
2 MB (shared)
 
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Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
45 nm
Die size
131 mm2
 
107 mm2
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
72 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
no data
 
72 °C
Transistor count
504 million
 
410 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
no data
 
0.85V-1.3625V

Compatibility

Information on Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
LGA775
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
no data
vPro
-
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
-
 
-
Hyper-Threading
-
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
+
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
Demand Based Switching
no data
 
-
FDI
+
 
no data
Fast Memory Access
+
 
no data
FSB parity
no data
 
-

Security technologies

Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
+
EDB
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066
 
DDR1, DDR2, DDR3
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
17 GB/s
 
no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500.
Integrated graphics
Intel® HD Graphics for 2nd Generation Intel® Processors
 
no data
Graphics max frequency
1 GHz
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Celeron G550 1.53
2 Duo E8500 2.86 +86.9%

Passmark

Celeron G550 1220
2 Duo E8500 2287 +87.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Celeron G550 and Core 2 Duo E8500 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Celeron G550

Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 45 nm)

Advantages of Intel Core 2 Duo E8500

86.9% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests

So, Celeron G550 or Core 2 Duo E8500?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core 2 Duo E8500.
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