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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2.67 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8190

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Intel Core2 Duo E8190

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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 2.66 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 85.31W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.4 °C vs 62.2 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.89 GHz vs 3.52 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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
Newer Jan, 2008 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over a year later

Features Key features of the Core2 Quad Q6600  vs Duo E8190 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core2 Quad Q6600
3.52 GHz
Core2 Duo E8190
3.89 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Duo E8190 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
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
Typical power consumption 85.31W 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,333 MHz

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
Duo E8190 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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
Transistor count 582,000,000 410,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 8
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 3.89 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 2.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 3.89 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
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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Intel Core2 Duo E8190
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