CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E5800 vs Q6600 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E5800

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E5800

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 7.4 pt/$ vs 0.9 pt/$ Around 8.2x better performance per dollar
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 62.2 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Nov, 2010 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 3 years later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 85.31W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.17 GHz vs 3.52 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.31 GHz vs 3.75 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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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
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5800 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 E5800
134,800 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5800  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Clock speed 3.2 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 Yes 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 2.28 pt/W 1.38 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 E5800  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 228,000,000 582,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 16 9
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 62.2°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 5 278
Overclocked clock speed 4.17 GHz 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.31 GHz 3.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.17 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
Intel Pentium E5800
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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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