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Differences What are the advantages of each

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 X4 B99.

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 B99

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AMD Phenom X4 B99

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Phenom X4 B99 vs the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Phenom X4 B99

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 B99
131.8 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Phenom X4 B99 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

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

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Phenom X4 B99 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 4.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 3.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 4.44 GHz

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
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 1.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 77.19W
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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