CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E6600 vs 198 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E6600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E6600  based on its performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Duo E6600

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 1,884 vs 1,413 Around 35% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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 2.5 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Sempron X2 198

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AMD Sempron X2 198

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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
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 70.1 °C vs 60.1 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Newer Jan, 2012 vs Jul, 2006 Release date over 5 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E6600 vs Sempron X2 198

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6600  vs
Sempron X2 198 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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
AMD64
AMD-V
3DNow!
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 1.18 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Core2 Duo E6600  vs
Sempron X2 198 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 1,178,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.91 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 60.1°C Unknown - 70.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 2.5 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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