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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x 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 geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,490 vs 890 More than 5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD G-Series GX-210JA

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AMD G-Series GX-210JA

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 392,400 MB/s vs 102,800 MB/s More than 3.8x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 25.75 pt/W vs 1.19 pt/W More than 21.5x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 4.88W vs 85.31W 17.5x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 6 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 1.45 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 17.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 5.26 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 17.5x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs G-Series GX-210JA

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
G-Series GX-210JA
392,400 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
G-Series GX-210JA 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
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

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
G-Series GX-210JA 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 28 nm

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A AMD Radeon HD 8180
GPU clock speed N/A 225 MHz

power consumption

TDP 105W 6W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 1.45 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 5.26 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 25.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 4.88W
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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