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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 520

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Intel Pentium 4 520

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Pentium 4 520 vs the Core2 Quad Q6600.

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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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
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 4 520 vs Core2 Quad Q6600

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 520  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Single core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

Has virtualization support No Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

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

details

Pentium 4 520  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Architecture x86 x86-64
Threads 1 4
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 125,000,000 582,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.25 - 1.4V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.7°C Unknown - 62.2°C

power consumption

TDP 84W 105W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 91.98 $/year
Typical power consumption 68.25W 85.31W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 800 MHz 1,066 MHz
Intel Pentium 4 520
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