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Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6600

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Intel Core2 Duo E6600

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark score 1,884 vs 365 Around 5.2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,257 vs 561 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 2.47 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz vs 2.74 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon XP 3000+

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AMD Athlon XP 3000+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon XP 3000+ vs the Intel Core2 Duo E6600.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E6600 vs Athlon XP 3000+

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6600  vs
Athlon XP 3000+ 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
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features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 400 MHz

details

Core2 Duo E6600  vs
Athlon XP 3000+ 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 47 1
Overclock review score 5 0
Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 2.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz 2.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 2.47 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 52.81W N/A
Intel Core2 Duo E6600
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