CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q6700 vs 87 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6700

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q6700

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,901 vs 1,534 Around 3.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,425 vs 946 More than 50% better geekbench 3 single core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of AMD Turion X2 Ultra 87

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AMD Turion X2 Ultra 87

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 85.31W 3x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 62.2 °C More than 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 25.29 $/year 3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 91.98 $/year 3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.13 pt/W vs 1.2 pt/W More than 75% better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q6700 vs Turion X2 Ultra 87

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 Q6700
113,900 MB/s
Turion X2 Ultra 87
65,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q6700  vs
Turion X2 Ultra 87 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
S1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 105W 35W
Annual home energy cost 25.29 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 91.98 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.2 pt/W 2.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 85.31W 28.44W

details

Core2 Quad Q6700  vs
Turion X2 Ultra 87 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 62.2°C Unknown - 100°C

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

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 400 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q6700
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AMD Turion X2 Ultra 87
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