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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 0.25 MB 32x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark score 2,970 vs 1,028 Around 3x better PassMark score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,161 vs 1,482 More than 2.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x 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 Intel Celeron G460

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Intel Celeron G460

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 85.31W 3x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 65.5 °C vs 62.2 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Dec, 2011 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 5 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Celeron G460

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
Celeron G460
85,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Celeron G460 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 35W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 2.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 28.44W

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Celeron G460 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 8 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 65.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 1.9 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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