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Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 vs Core i3-2350M (PGA)

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Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 advantages



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Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA) advantages



Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)
  • In single-threaded tasks, the i3-2350M has 73% higher performance.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the microprocessor is better.
  • This CPU is 127% faster when running memory-intensive programs.
  • The processor supports hardware acceleration of virtualized applications.
  • The microprocessor has SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions enabled.
  • The Core i3-2350M processor includes AVX instructions, that were introduced in modern microprocessors not too far ago. Even though these extensions are not extensively supported by programs yet, their support should improve in future apps.
  • In addition to 2 CPU cores, the microprocessor integrates HD 3000 GPU. This graphics unit is not a substitute for high-end graphics cards, but it can be used for 3D applications and casual games.

T5550 vs i3-2350M performance comparison

The charts below show performance of Core 2 Duo T5550 and Core i3-2350M (PGA) CPUs in several different types of tasks. The results in the charts are based on a number of benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. As a result, performance in individual benchmarks may be better or worse than what you see in the charts here. We also averaged the numbers for application type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and displayed them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.73
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
2.12
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
2.27
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
2.01
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core 2 Duo T5550       - Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for full list of benchmarks, demonstrating performance difference between T5550 and Intel i3-2350M in various types of tests.


T5550 vs i3-2350M power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
35W
 
35W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of T5550 vs Core i3-2350M (PGA) specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of internal features of both microprocessors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core 2 Duo T5550 Core i3-2350M (PGA)
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
Considerably higher overall performance,
Features SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX instructions,
Includes HD 3000 GPU

Drawbacks:

Considerably worse performance in all kinds of programs,
Lacks some instructions,
Does not have integrated graphics,
No products planned for the socket
 

Drawbacks:

None

Similar processors

Core 2 Duo T5550 Core i3-2350M (PGA)
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as T5550 and i3-2350M, however their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 and Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA) pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core 2 Duo T5550Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore 2 Duo MobileCore i3 Mobile
Basic details
Model numberT5550i3-2350M
CPU part numberLF80537GF0342MTFF8062700995906
Introduction date October 2, 2011
 
CPU features
Core nameMeromSandy Bridge
MicroarchitectureCoreSandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0650.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket PSocket G2
Frequency (MHz)18332300
Bus speed (MHz)667 
Clock Multiplier 23
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)2048512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C)10085
TDP (Watt)35
Core voltage (V)1.075 - 1.25 
Cores2
Threads24
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization-+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD 3000
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers01
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core 2 Duo T5550" or "Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 and i3-2350M (PGA) benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on MSI Fuzzy GM965 (MS-9803 V1.0) motherboard with 2GB dual-channel Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 memory, and Powercolor 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI Radeon HD2400). The latter processor was tested on Supermicro X9SCV-Q motherboard, that had 2 GB dual-channel Crucial CT2KIT12864BC1339 DDR3-1333 SODIMM memory, and Integrated on-chip Intel Sandy Bridge graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Core 2 Duo T5550 vs i3-2350M (PGA) single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    Intel Core 2 Duo T5550           Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
100%
83.6%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
60.6%

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
76.4%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
54.8%


Core 2 Duo T5550 vs i3-2350M (PGA) multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    Intel Core 2 Duo T5550           Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
51.8%

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
51.8%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
43.3%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
66.5%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
46.7%

    Intel Core 2 Duo T5550           Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
78.5%

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
46.6%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
40.1%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
46.2%


Core 2 Duo T5550 vs i3-2350M (PGA) graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.

    Intel Core 2 Duo T5550           Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
100%
33.9%

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
70.7%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
65.1%


Core 2 Duo T5550 vs i3-2350M (PGA) memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    Intel Core 2 Duo T5550           Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
99.7%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
43.1%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
44.1%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 and Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA) microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerIntel
CPU FamilyCore 2 Duo MobileCore i3 Mobile
Model / Processor NumberT5550i3-2350M
Frequency1828 MHz2300 MHz
CWID version0.30.4
Part numberLF80537GF0342MTFF8062700995906
S-Spec / Stepping CodeSLA4ESR0DN
 
General information
VendorGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz
Cores2
Logical processors24
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature6FD206A7
Family 6 (06h)
Model15 (0Fh)42 (02Ah)
Stepping13 (0Dh) 7 (07h)
TLB/Cache details64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 256 entries
Data TLB: 4-MB Pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB pages, 4-way, 8 entries or 4M pages, 4-way, 4 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 data: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size32 KB2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size32 KB2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity8-way set associative
L2: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size2 MB2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity 12-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 3 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AVX-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3+
 
Additional instructions
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ-+
POPCNT-+
RDTSCP-+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states-+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep+
Hyper-Threading Technology-+
Intel Virtualization-+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
 
Other features
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store+
Debug store+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability+
Extended xAPIC support-+
LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Model-specific registers+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable+
Perfmon and Debug capability+
Physical address extensions+
Power Limit Notification capability-+
Process context identifiers-+
Self-snoop+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states-+
Thermal monitor+
Thermal monitor 2+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline-+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
xTPR Update Control+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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