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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6600

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Intel Core2 Duo E6600

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core2 Duo E6600 vs the AMD A8 3550.

Front view of AMD A8 3550

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AMD A8 3550

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Features Key features of the Core2 Duo E6600  vs A8 3550 

L2 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6600  vs
A8 3550 
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
FM1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core2 Duo E6600  vs
A8 3550 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W
Intel Core2 Duo E6600
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AMD A8 3550
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