CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q6600 vs 9150e among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

3.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600  based on its single-core performance and overclocking.

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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 higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 924 vs 617 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 2.04 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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 (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9150e

Reasons to consider the
AMD Phenom X4 9150e

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 85.31W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 62.2 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jul, 2008 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Phenom X4 9150e

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 X4 9150e
68,850 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Phenom X4 9150e 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
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 65W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 1.31 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 52.81W

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Phenom X4 9150e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 1 - 1.13V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 2.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 2.04 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 1,600 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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AMD Phenom X4 9150e
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