CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of X3380 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

5.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Xeon X3380 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Xeon X3380  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Xeon X3380

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Front view of Intel Xeon X3380

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon X3380

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon X3380

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher clock speed 3.16 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 2 MB/core 50% more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.53 GHz vs 3.52 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,352 vs 924 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 85.31W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark score 4,697 vs 2,970 Around 60% better PassMark score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.4 °C vs 62.2 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Feb, 2009 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 2 years later
Slightly better performance per watt 1.81 pt/W vs 1.19 pt/W More than 50% better performance per watt
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

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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

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Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 3.16 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon X3380 vs Core2 Quad Q6600

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon X3380  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Clock speed 3.16 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 1.81 pt/W 1.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 85.31W

details

Xeon X3380  vs
Core2 Quad Q6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 582,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 62.2°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.53 GHz 3.52 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.16 GHz 3.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.53 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

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 1,066 MHz
Intel Xeon X3380
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