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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 2,970 vs 1,193 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 924 vs 699 More than 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,161 vs 1,710 Around 2.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 3.11 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 62.2 °C vs 60.1 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 3.17 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6320

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Intel Core2 Duo E6320

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 85.31W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Duo E6320

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
Core2 Duo E6320
79,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

x264 HD 4.0

Core2 Quad Q6600
47.9 fps
Core2 Duo E6320
20.77 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Duo E6320 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.86 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 65W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 1.2 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Duo E6320 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 582,000,000 291,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 7
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 60.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 3.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 3.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 3.11 GHz

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
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