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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 0.5 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much better PassMark score 2,970 vs 333 Around 9x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 924 vs 741 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
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
Much better performance per watt 1.19 pt/W vs 0.74 pt/W More than 60% better performance per watt
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Celeron D 360

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Intel Celeron D 360

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Much higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.84 GHz vs 3.52 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 85.31W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 64.4 °C vs 62.2 °C Around 5% 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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.38 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Celeron D 360

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Celeron D 360 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.46 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 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 0.74 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 52.81W

bus

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

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Celeron D 360 
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 26
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 1.25 - 1.32V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 64.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 4.84 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 4.38 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 4.84 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
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