CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q6600 vs 4570 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

8.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4570 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4570  based on its performance, single-core performance, power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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 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 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 62.2 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,274 vs 1,306 More than 2.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 6 years later
Much better performance per watt 10.05 pt/W vs 2.28 pt/W Around 4.5x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 85.31W 20% lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 10,343 vs 4,490 More than 2.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 10,583 vs 4,541 More than 2.2x better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Core i5 4570

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 4570
4,540,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Reviews Word on the street

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs Core i5 4570 

8.0
7.0
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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Core i5 4570 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 84W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 2.28 pt/W 10.05 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 68.25W

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Core i5 4570 
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
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 278 0

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
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