CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E6600 vs E7500 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

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 E6600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E6600

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Higher clock speed 3.06 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Newer Jan, 2010 vs Jan, 2009 Release date a year later
Slightly better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 5,212 vs 2,986 Around 75% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7500

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More l2 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 8.83 pt/$ vs 2.7 pt/$ More than 3.2x better performance per dollar
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.94 GHz vs 3.07 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E6600 vs Core2 Duo E7500

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 E6600
129,700 MB/s
Core2 Duo E7500
124,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E6600  vs
Core2 Duo E7500 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 2.93 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual 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
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 3.5 pt/W 3.39 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

details

Pentium E6600  vs
Core2 Duo E7500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 228,000,000 228,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 11 11
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 74.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.96 GHz 3.83 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz 3.94 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.96 GHz 3.83 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

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,066 MHz
Intel Pentium E6600
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Intel Core2 Duo E7500
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