CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q6600 vs 8320

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

overclock popularity

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Winner
AMD FX 8320 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 101.56W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per dollar 7.22 pt/$ vs 5.89 pt/$ Around 25% better performance per dollar
Lower annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year vs 109.5 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 30.11 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8320

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AMD FX 8320

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Newer manufacturing process 32 nms vs 65 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Significantly better PassMark score 8,183 vs 2,987 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,402 vs 921 More than 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Marginally newer Oct, 2012 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 10,557 vs 4,539 More than 2.2x better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better 3DMark11 physics score 6,200 vs 2,910 Around 2.2x better 3DMark11 physics score
Better cinebench r10 32Bit score 20,870 vs 9,681 Around 2.2x better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 3,987 vs 2,778 Around 45% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Better performance per watt 6.75 pt/W vs 4.33 pt/W More than 55% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs FX 8320

GeekBench (32-bit)

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core2 Quad Q6600 FX 8320 @ community.futuremark.com

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

FX 8320
20,870
Core2 Quad Q6600 FX 8320 @ anandtech.com

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

Core2 Quad Q6600 FX 8320 @ anandtech.com

Passmark

Core2 Quad Q6600 FX 8320 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
FX 8320 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3+
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
XOP
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
F16C
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
SSE Family
FMA
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

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

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
FX 8320 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 278 63

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 4.33 pt/W 6.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 101.56W

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 2,600 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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AMD FX 8320
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