CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 506 vs E6600 among desktop 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

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

3.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E6600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E6600  based on its performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 4 506

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 506

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Higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 67.7 °C vs 60.1 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz vs 3.49 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6600

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,163 vs 635 Around 3.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Much better performance per watt 1.7 pt/W vs 0.93 pt/W Around 85% better performance per watt
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.45 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2006 vs Apr, 2005 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 4 506 vs Core2 Duo E6600

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

Pentium 4 506
95,500 MB/s
Core2 Duo E6600
102,200 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 506  vs
Core2 Duo E6600 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

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

power consumption

TDP 84W 65W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.93 pt/W 1.7 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 533 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Pentium 4 506  vs
Core2 Duo E6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 125,000,000 291,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 20 9
Voltage range 1.25 - 1.4V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.7°C Unknown - 60.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.85 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 3.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz 3.49 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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