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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 vs the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+.

Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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 64 X2 5000+
64.85 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 64 X2 5000+ 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 3.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 3.13 GHz

power consumption

TDP 105W 89W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 72.31W
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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