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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 2 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 2.94 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 1356

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AMD Opteron 1356

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 85.31W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2008 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Opteron 1356

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Opteron 1356 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2
AM2+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 75W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 1.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 60.94W

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Opteron 1356 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 11
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 1.2 - UnknownV

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 2.94 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 2.94 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

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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AMD Opteron 1356
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