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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,546.5 vs 20.7 More than 171.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 102,800 MB/s vs 801.9 MB/s Around 128.2x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 2.5x 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) 3.52 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,490 vs 2,239 More than 2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A4 Micro 6400T

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AMD A4 Micro 6400T

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 3.66W vs 85.31W 23.3x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better performance per watt 11.57 pt/W vs 1.19 pt/W Around 9.8x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 62.2 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 7 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.08 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 23.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 3.94 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 23.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs A4 Micro 6400T

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 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s
A4 Micro 6400T
801.9 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
A4 Micro 6400T 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
BGA 769

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 4.5W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 1.08 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 3.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 11.57 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 3.66W

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
A4 Micro 6400T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.5 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 90°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 1.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon R3 series
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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