CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q6600 vs 3630QM among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3630QM 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3630QM  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 better 3DMark06 CPU score 3,546.5 vs 60.8 More than 58.2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
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 overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 3.16 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i7 3630QM

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Intel Core i7 3630QM

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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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 85.31W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 11.14 pt/W vs 1.19 pt/W More than 9.2x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 62.2 °C Around 70% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,709 vs 924 Around 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 5 years later
Significantly better PassMark score 7,766 vs 2,970 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Core i7 3630QM

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 i7 3630QM
2,270,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Core i7 3630QM 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 45W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 11.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 36.56W

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Core i7 3630QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
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
Clock multiplier 9 24
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 3.16 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 3.16 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

bus

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