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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 6 MB Around 35% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,490 vs 2,603 More than 70% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
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 Core2 Duo E8135

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Intel Core2 Duo E8135

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 2.67 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 50% more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs Duo E8135

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 E8135
107,000 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
Duo E8135 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.67 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
P

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Duo E8135 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 2.6 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 85.31W N/A
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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Intel Core2 Duo E8135
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