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Front view of Intel Core i3 2330E

Intel Core i3 2330E

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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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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 more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 2330E

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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
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 62.2 °C More than 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jun, 2011 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
Better performance per watt 3.64 pt/W vs 1.19 pt/W More than 3x better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,155 vs 924 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Core i3 2330E

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Core i3 2330E 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
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 3.64 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 28.44W

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Core i3 2330E 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 2.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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