CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q6600 vs 6000+ among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 

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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 X2 6000+.

Front view of AMD Athlon X2 6000+

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Athlon X2 6000+

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 X2 6000+
86.1 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs Athlon X2 6000+ 

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But in terms of a re-encode/compress test and Stalker at 800 x 600, and it's quite apparent what two extra cores can do.
Core2 Quad Q6600

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Athlon X2 6000+ 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3 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

power consumption

TDP 105W 125W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 0.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 101.56W

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Athlon X2 6000+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 1.35 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 278 26
Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 3.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 3.53 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 3.33 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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