CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3320 vs Q6600 among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Intel Xeon X3320

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Front view of Intel Xeon X3320

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3320

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3320

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 5,880 vs 4,490 More than 30% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 85.31W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,707 vs 1,306 More than 30% better geekbench 3 single core score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.4 °C vs 62.2 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2008 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over a year later
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
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 6 MB Around 35% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3320 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 X3320
134,000 MB/s
Core2 Quad Q6600
102,800 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3320  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad 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
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 105W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 91.98 $/year
Performance per watt 1.64 pt/W 1.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 85.31W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Xeon X3320  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 456,000,000 582,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 7 9
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 62.2°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.38 GHz 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 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 X3320
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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
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