CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q6600 vs 4570


Benchmark performance using all cores

PassMark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

overclock popularity


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Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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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
Better performance per dollar 7.18 pt/$ vs 6.48 pt/$ More than 10% better performance per dollar
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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
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,068 vs 922 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better PassMark score 7,068 vs 2,993 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 62.2 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better 3DMark11 physics score 6,918 vs 2,910 Around 2.5x better 3DMark11 physics score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 10,014 vs 4,161 Around 2.5x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 85.31W 20% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 11.51 pt/W vs 4.1 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
Lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost

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

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs


3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

Reviews Word on the street

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs Core i5 4570 

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


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


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
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 4.1 pt/W 11.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 68.25W


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


Overclock popularity 278 0

integrated graphics

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


Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
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