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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 2 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,163 vs 1,427 More than 50% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 2.92 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 1.7 pt/W vs 0.61 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 60.1 °C vs 55 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD Opteron 1210 HE

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AMD Opteron 1210 HE

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Newer Feb, 2007 vs Jul, 2006 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E6600 vs Opteron 1210 HE

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs


PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core2 Duo E6600  vs
Opteron 1210 HE 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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
Performance per watt 1.7 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W


Core2 Duo E6600  vs
Opteron 1210 HE 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 4 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 9
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 60.1°C 0 - 55°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 2.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 2.92 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
Intel Core2 Duo E6600
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AMD Opteron 1210 HE
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