CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q6600 vs QX9770 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

2.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6600 vs QX9770

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 QX9770
137,050 MB/s

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

sysmark 2007 (overall)

sysmark 2007 (3d)

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
QX9770 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 136W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 32.76 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 119.14 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 1.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 110.5W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,600 MHz

details

Core2 Quad Q6600  vs
QX9770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 12 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 582,000,000 820,000,000
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 - 55.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.52 GHz 4.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 4.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz 4.23 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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