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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 Phenom II X2 B55.

Front view of AMD Phenom II X2 B55

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Phenom II X2 B55

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
Phenom II X2 B55
134,050 MB/s

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Phenom II X2 B55 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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 80W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 19.27 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 70.08 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 2.01 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 65W

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Phenom II X2 B55 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.78 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 3.72 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 2,200 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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AMD Phenom II X2 B55
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