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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon 3060

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon 3060

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 85.31W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench 3 single core score 2,036 vs 1,306 More than 55% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
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 4 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,490 vs 3,770 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon 3060 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

Xeon 3060
166.6 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 3060  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 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 1.28 pt/W 1.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 85.31W

bus

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

details

Xeon 3060  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000 582,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 9
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 60.1°C Unknown - 62.2°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.46 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 Xeon 3060
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