CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q6600 vs 750 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

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 750 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 750  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 85.31W vs 122.45W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year vs 42.81 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year vs 122.73 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 4,238 vs 2,778 Around 55% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,132 vs 922 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.7 °C vs 62.2 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jul, 2009 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 2 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.14 GHz vs 3.52 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better cinebench r10 32Bit score 14,142 vs 9,681 More than 45% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Better PassMark score 3,735 vs 2,993 Around 25% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.98 GHz vs 3.74 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Core i5 750

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 750
127,600 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 750 

8.0
9.0
Somehow, however, this plucky little quad remains relevant, especially if gaming grunt is high on your list of priorities.
Core i5 750

9.4
9.1
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
9.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Core i5 750 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1156

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

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Core i5 750 
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 45 nm
Transistor count 582,000,000 774,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 20
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 72.7°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 278 159
Overclock review score 5 4.5
Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 4.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.74 GHz 3.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 4.14 GHz

power consumption

TDP 105W 95W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 42.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 122.73 $/year
Performance per watt 1.39 pt/W 1.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 122.45W

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