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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 better geekbench 3 AES single core score 102,800 MB/s vs 53.5 MB/s Around 1921.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,490 vs 749 Around 6x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2007 vs Aug, 2005 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Turion 64 technology MT-37

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AMD Turion 64 technology MT-37

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Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 85.31W 4.2x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 62.2 °C Around 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 4.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 4.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Turion 64 technology MT-37

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

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Turion 64 technology MT-37 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
754

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Turion 64 technology MT-37 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 95°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

power consumption

TDP 105W 25W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 1.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 20.31W
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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