Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 vs AMD Athlon 64 FX-74
Comparing Core 2 Duo E6550 and Athlon 64 FX-74 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Core 2 Duo E6550 and Athlon 64 FX-74 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core 2 Duo E6550 and Athlon 64 FX-74 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Manufacturing process technology
64 bit support
Information on Core 2 Duo E6550 and Athlon 64 FX-74 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Duo E6550 and Athlon 64 FX-74.
Supported memory types
DDR1, DDR2, DDR3
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Duo E6550 and Athlon 64 FX-74. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
2 Duo E6550 3.16
Athlon 64 FX-74 3.16
2 Duo E6550 1498 +0.2%
Athlon 64 FX-74 1495
Let's see how good Core 2 Duo E6550 and Athlon 64 FX-74 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
Finer manufacturing process technology (65 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 125 watts)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Advantages of AMD Athlon 64 FX-74
We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 over Intel Core 2 Duo E6550.
So, Core 2 Duo E6550 or Athlon 64 FX-74?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 and AMD Athlon 64 FX-74. The differences in performance seem too small.
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