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Front view of Intel Pentium E2220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E2220

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 85.31W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 73.3 °C vs 62.2 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
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 a year later
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark score 2,970 vs 1,337 Around 2.2x better PassMark score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 4,161 vs 2,072 More than 2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
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 more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 3.27 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E2220 vs Core2 Quad Q6600

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 E2220
102,200 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E2220  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

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

power consumption

TDP 65W 105W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 1.34 pt/W 1.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 85.31W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 800 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Pentium E2220  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 105,000,000 582,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 9
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 73.3°C Unknown - 62.2°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.27 GHz 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.27 GHz 3.52 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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