CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E6600 vs 4200U among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4200U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4200U  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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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 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz vs 2.49 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i5 4200U

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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 38.06 pt/W vs 1.7 pt/W Around 22.5x 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 12.19W vs 52.81W 4.3x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 60.1 °C More than 65% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Jul, 2006 Release date over 7 years later
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,464 vs 2,322 More than 90% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 4.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 4.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo E6600 vs Core i5 4200U

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 4200U
3,015,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-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 4200U 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

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
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 15W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 1.7 pt/W 38.06 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 12.19W

details

Core2 Duo E6600  vs
Core i5 4200U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 60.1°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.49 GHz 2.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.49 GHz 2.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 Duo E6600
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