AMD A8-5500B vs Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800

Physical Specifications

Socket AMD Socket FM2 Intel Socket 775
Process size 32 nm 65 nm
Transistors 1,178 million 291 million
Die size 246 mm² 143 mm²
Package µPGA FC-LGA6
tCaseMax 71°C 60°C
Foundry Intel


Frequency 3.2 GHz 2.933 GHz
Turbo clock up to 3.7 GHz
Base clock 100 MHz 266 MHz
Multiplier 32.0x 11.0x
Multiplier unlocked No No
Voltage 1.475 V 1.34 V
TDP 65 W 75 W

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Desktop Desktop
Production status unknown End-of-life
Release date Oct 2nd, 2012 Jul 27th, 2006
Codename Trinity Conroe XE
Generation A8 Core 2 Extreme
Part AD550BOKA44HJ SL9S5
Memory support DDR3 Dual-channel DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 Dual-channel
ECC memory No No
PCI Express Gen 2


Total Cores 4 2
Total Threads 4 2
SMP # CPUs 1 1
Integrated graphics Radeon HD 7560D


Cache L1 128K (per core) 64K (per core)
Cache L2 1MB (per core) 4MB (shared)

Features & Technologies

3DNow! Yes
AMD64 Yes
CnQ Yes
Intel 64 Yes
MMX Yes Yes
NX bit Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
VT Yes
iAMT2 Yes


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