CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q6600 vs 3570K among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Core i5 3570K

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
Core i5 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs Core i5 3570K 

8.0
8.0
But in terms of a re-encode/compress test and Stalker at 800 x 600, and it's quite apparent what two extra cores can do.
Core2 Quad Q6600

9.4
9.0
Unfortunately because it is old and there have been many new releases, 1366 1156, 1155 and now 2011, it is quite hard to recommend it, however if you do own one already I would always say don't get rid of it, keep it as a backup rig, this was truly one of those chips that could take a lot.
Core2 Quad Q6600

Overall

8.9 Out of 10
8.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Core i5 3570K 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 77W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 106 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 4.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 107.5W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Core i5 3570K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 582,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 278 470
Overclock review score 5 4
Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 4.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 4.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9
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eat shit you fucking bastards with your fucking shitty ass ads. eat shit motherfuckers. who gives a fucking shit, you fucking assholes.
if i didn't have a leakage in my rig i'd still be rocking a Q6600, ran @ 3.6ghz for months without ever blinking.... kudos to Intel for that 1
i'm still using a q6600. one of the best processors ever
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