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Front view of Intel Xeon 5300 E5340

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Intel Xeon 5300 E5340

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.52 GHz vs 3.07 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Xeon 5300 E5340  vs Core2 Quad Q6600 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Xeon 5300 E5340
3.07 GHz
Core2 Quad Q6600
3.52 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon 5300 E5340  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 771
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Xeon 5300 E5340  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.07 GHz 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.07 GHz 3.52 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 85.31W
Intel Xeon 5300 E5340
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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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