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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Pentium E2160

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 advantages

  • The Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor has 46% better performance in single-threaded tasks.
  • The CPU has 147% higher performance when running multi-threaded applications.
  • The Intel Q6600 has 80% better performance in memory-intensive programs.
  • This processor supports hardware acceleration of virtualized tasks.

Intel Pentium E2160 advantages

  • The CPU is 38% more energy efficient than the Intel Q6600.

Q6600 vs E2160 performance comparison

The charts in the section below illustrate relative performance of Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Pentium E2160 microprocessors in several different kinds of programs. The numbers in the charts are based on a number of benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. As such, the displayed results may differ from results, that you may receive in individual tests. We also averaged the numbers for application type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.46
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2.47
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.8
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1.91
 
1
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600       - Intel Pentium E2160

Exhaustive list of benchmarks, that demonstrate performance difference between Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Intel E2160 in various types of programs, can be seen in the "Benchmarks" tab.


Q6600 vs E2160 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
105W
 
65W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Pentium E2160 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of internal features of both processors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core 2 Quad Q6600 Pentium E2160
General recommendations:
Performs significantly faster in all task types
  General recommendations:
Needs less power

Drawbacks:

Needs considerably more power
 

Drawbacks:

Poor overall performance

Similar processors

Core 2 Quad Q6600 Pentium E2160
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Q6600 and Intel E2160.


Where to buy


These microprocessors are no longer manufactured. Hence, the best place to search for them is eBay. Third party vendors at Amazon may also have them for sale.
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More comparisons

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Compare Intel Pentium E2160 with...

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Note: To see differences with any CPU, type in any combination of the following into the "Any CPU" field: manufacturer name, full or partial family name, model number, part number, core name, socket name, operating frequency, bus speed (must have FSB suffix), and the last level cache. Here are some valid searches:

  i5-3570K
  Intel Celeron 2 GHz
  Core
  Pentium 4 800FSB
  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

Please visit Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Intel Pentium E2160 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600Intel Pentium E2160
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore 2 QuadPentium Dual-Core
Basic details
Model numberQ6600E2160
CPU part numberHH80562PH0568MHH80557PG0331M
Box part numberBX80562Q6600BX80557E2160
BXC80557E2160
Introduction dateJanuary 8, 2007May 31, 2007
 
CPU features
Core nameKentsfieldAllendale
MicroarchitectureCore
Technology (micron)0.065
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 775
Frequency (MHz)24001800
Bus speed (MHz)1066800
Clock Multiplier9
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)81921024
Max temperature (°C)60.361.4 / 73.3
TDP (Watt)10565
Max power dissipation (Watt)155.25111.15
Core voltage (V)0.85 - 1.5
Cores42
Threads42
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+-
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers0
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600" or "Intel Pentium E2160" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Pentium E2160 processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. ASROCK 4CORE1600TWINS-P35
2. INTEL DP965LT

RAM - Memory:
1. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3
2. 2GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM2X1024-6400C4

VID - Video card(s):
1. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Pentium E2160 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.

     

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600           Intel Pentium E2160

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.9%221
71.7%111
71.4%221

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.4%221
74.8%111
74.5%221

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.6%221
65.9%111
64.5%221


Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Pentium E2160 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.

     

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600           Intel Pentium E2160

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%221
99.9%111
38.4%221
37.9%111

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%221
99.9%111
38.4%221
37.9%111

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
98.4%221
47.2%111
46.6%221

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.9%221
37.8%111
37.0%221

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.7%221
37.5%111
37.4%221

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600           Intel Pentium E2160

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.9%221
37.1%111
37.1%221

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.5%221
37.6%111
36.8%221

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%221
99.8%111
37.4%111
37.4%221

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
100%221
37.6%221
37.2%111


Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Pentium E2160 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

     

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600           Intel Pentium E2160

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.6%221
96.2%111
95.8%221

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%221
98.7%111
86.1%221
85.0%111


Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Pentium E2160 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.

     

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600           Intel Pentium E2160

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.4%221
74.9%111
74.6%221

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.8%221
36.8%111
36.1%221

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.0%221
56.1%221
54.7%111

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Intel Pentium E2160 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerIntel
CPU FamilyCore 2 QuadPentium Dual-Core
Model / Processor Number2.40 GHzE2160
Frequency2397 MHz 
CWID version0.30.2
Part numberHH80562PH0568MHH80557PG0331M
S-Spec / Stepping CodeSL9UMSLA8Z
 
General information
VendorGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHzIntel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz
Cores42
Logical processors42
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature6F76FD
Family 6 (06h)
Model15 (0Fh)
Stepping 7 (07h)13 (0Dh)
TLB/Cache details3rd-level cache: 4-MB, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size (Intel Xeon processor MP, Family 0Fh, Model 06h), 2nd-level cache: 4-MB, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 256 entries
Data TLB: 4-MB Pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB pages, 4-way, 8 entries or 4M pages, 4-way, 4 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 256 entries
Data TLB: 4-MB Pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB pages, 4-way, 8 entries or 4M pages, 4-way, 4 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
L1 Data TLB: 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 16 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative4-way set associative
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size4 MB1 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSSE3+
 
Additional instructions
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep+
Intel Virtualization+-
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
 
Other features
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store+
Debug store+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability+
LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Model-specific registers+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable+
Perfmon and Debug capability+
Physical address extensions+
Self-snoop+
Thermal monitor+
Thermal monitor 2+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
xTPR Update Control+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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