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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of Intel Celeron D 356

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Intel Celeron D 356

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Celeron D 356 vs the Core2 Quad Q6600.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Celeron D 356

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Celeron D 356 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.33 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 105W 86W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 20.72 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 75.34 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 0.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 69.88W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 533 MHz

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Celeron D 356 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 8 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 582,000,000 188,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 25
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 1.25 - 1.32V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 69.2°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 4.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 3.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 4.72 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
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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Intel Celeron D 356
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