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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 1.5 GHz 60% higher clock speed
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 1.5 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,257 vs 925 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i5 3339Y

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 39.85 pt/W vs 1.7 pt/W Around 23.5x better performance per watt
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 10.56W vs 52.81W 5x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 60.1 °C Around 75% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Jul, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,123 vs 2,322 Around 35% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.13 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 11.39 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 5x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E6600 vs Core i5 3339Y

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
Core i5 3339Y
1,295,000 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
Core i5 3339Y 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
BGA 1023

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 13W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 3.13 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 11.39 $/year
Performance per watt 1.7 pt/W 39.85 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 10.56W

details

Core2 Duo E6600  vs
Core i5 3339Y 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 15
Operating temperature Unknown - 60.1°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 1.5 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 850 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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