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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
Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.2 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,163 vs 1,245 Around 75% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
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 (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 3x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,257 vs 474 Around 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 3x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better PassMark score 1,884 vs 777 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Front view of Intel Celeron U3600

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Intel Celeron U3600

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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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 14.63W vs 52.81W 3.6x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Jul, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.34 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 15.77 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 3.6x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E6600 vs Celeron U3600

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E6600
102,200 MB/s
Celeron U3600
50.3 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Duo E6600  vs
Celeron U3600 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
BGA 1288

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 18W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 15.77 $/year
Performance per watt 1.7 pt/W 2 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 14.63W

details

Core2 Duo E6600  vs
Celeron U3600 
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 291,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 9

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 1.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz 1.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 1.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 166 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 500 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 Duo E6600
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