CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of E6600 vs E7500


Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Pentium E6600 

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Intel Pentium E6600

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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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Better geekbench (64-bit) score 5,212 vs 2,986 Around 75% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Newer Jan, 2010 vs Jan, 2009 Release date a year later
Slightly better performance per dollar 7.95 pt/$ vs 7.19 pt/$ More than 10% better performance per dollar
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
Significantly more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E6600 vs Core2 Duo E7500


3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Pentium E6600 Core2 Duo E7500 @ community.futuremark.com

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium E6600  vs
Core2 Duo E7500 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 2.93 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
Is hyperthreaded No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
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 4.89 pt/W 5.65 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W


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

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


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