CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q6600 vs 4510U 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

8.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4510U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4510U  based on its 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 43.3 Around 82x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 0.5 MB 16x 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
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 2.99 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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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 better performance per watt 42.86 pt/W vs 1.19 pt/W Around 36x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 85.31W 7x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 7 years later
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 1,644 vs 924 Around 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,278 vs 4,490 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Core i7 4510U

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 4510U
3,450,000 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 4510U 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

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
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 15W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 42.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 12.19W

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Core i7 4510U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 2.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 2.99 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
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