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Intel Core i3-550 Vs Pentium E5700 comparison, difference

Intel Core i3-550 Vs Pentium E5700 by Starred Reviews

The Pentium E5700 is an inferior processor compared to i3-550. And the lower clock frequency is not the only reason. The core i3-550 is a robust architecture with integrated memory controller that leads to faster processor to memory communication. The core i3-550 has larger cache memory.

The two tables below summarize the feature and performance differences.

Table : Core i3-550 Vs Pentium E5700 Feature Differences

Feature Core i3-550 Pentium E5700
Core Frequency 3.20 GHz 3.00 GHz
No. Of Cores 2 (4 Hyperthreads) 2 ( 2 Threads)
Cache Organization 4 MB 2 MB
Turbo Frequency No Turbo No Turbo
TDP Rating 73 Watts 65 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 32 nm 45 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1333 No Memory Controller / 800 MHz FSB
Integrated Graphics Yes, Base 733 MHz, No Turbo No Integrated Graphics


Table : Core i3-550 Vs Pentium E5700 Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i3-550 Pentium E5700
PassMark Score 3086 2037
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU Not available Not available
Windows 7 Experience Score Not available Not available

Some more details of Core i3-550

Intel’s Core i3-550 is the Clarkdale processor, with Integrated GPU on the second die. The two dies are connected back to back like Siamese twins. The graphics runs at 733 MHz.
The I3-550 does not has turbo boost feature, the reason why it will be underperforming as compared to the similarly clocked i5 and i7 processors. The processor can however be overclocked using higher clock frequency and/or clock multiplier setting. The arrival of the newer second generation Sandy Bridge processor with better performance, especially in the integrated graphics may make this processor obsolete for new purchases soon. AMD’s quad core Athlon II and Phenom II processors have given stiff competition with their lower pricing.

Some more details of Pentium E5700

Intel’s Pentium E5700 is a dual core desktop processor with moderate performance. Some of its architectural short comings leads to inferior performance as compared to the Core i3 processors.

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