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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 X3 8600B.

Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8600B

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

Features Key features of the Core2 Quad Q6600  vs Phenom X3 8600B 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Phenom X3 8600B 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Tri core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2+

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

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,800 MHz

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Phenom X3 8600B 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 3
L2 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 70°C

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

power consumption

TDP 105W 95W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 85.31W 77.19W
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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AMD Phenom X3 8600B
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