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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.05 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 2.59 GHz More than 35% 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) 3.6 GHz vs 2.81 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 5350

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AMD Athlon 5350

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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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 62.2 °C Around 45% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 85.31W 4.2x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 4.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 4.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Dec, 2013 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 7 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Athlon 5350

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
Athlon 5350
1,010,000 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 Quad Q6600  vs
Athlon 5350 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.05 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
FS1b

features

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

power consumption

TDP 105W 25W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 9.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 20.31W

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Athlon 5350 
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 2.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 2.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 2.59 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon HD 8400
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 600 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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