CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q6600 vs 2350 among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600  based on its performance.

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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 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% 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 overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 62.2 °C vs 55 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 2350

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AMD Opteron 2350

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 85.31W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
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
Newer Sep, 2007 vs Jan, 2007 Release date 8 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Opteron 2350

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Opteron 2350 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
F

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 1.54 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 60.94W

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Opteron 2350 
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 2
Clock multiplier 9 10
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 2 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 1,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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