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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Core i3-4130

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 advantages



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Intel Core i3-4130 advantages



Intel Core i3-4130
  • In single-threaded applications, the CPU has 98% better performance.
  • The Intel Core i3-4130 processor performs 38% faster in multi-threaded programs.
  • Memory performance of this microprocessor is better.
  • The processor has SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions enabled.
  • The microprocessor includes AES technology, that provides AES encryption acceleration. The instructions are valuable if you need to secure your disk or network data.
  • The CPU supports AVX, AVX2, F16C and FMA3 instructions. While these extensions are not extensively used in applications yet, their support should improve in future apps.
  • Like many modern processors, the Intel Core i3-4130 processor incorporates Graphics Processing Unit. While this graphics is not fast enough to play latest games at full resolution, it can be used for casual gaming and 3D applications.
  • Power consumption of the Intel Core i3-4130 is lower.
  • The Socket 1150, used by the i3-4130, is still actively supported by Intel. The company is going to offer more CPUs for the socket in the future.

Q6600 vs i3-4130 performance comparison

The charts in the table below show relative performance of Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Core i3-4130 processors in several different types of tasks. The numbers for 'Single-threaded performance' and 'Multi-threaded performance' charts are calculated as an average of several related benchmarks, that you can find in the "Benchmarks" tab. As a result, the shown results may differ from results, that you may receive in individual tests. The 'Overall performance' calculates an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each type of application.
Single-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
1.98
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.38
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.5
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.58
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600       - Intel Core i3-4130

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for exhaustive list of benchmarks, demonstrating performance difference between Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Intel i3-4130 in various types of applications.


Q6600 vs i3-4130 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
105W
 
54W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Core i3-4130 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of low level features of both CPUs you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core 2 Quad Q6600 Core i3-4130
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
Considerably faster in all kinds of programs,
Features SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / AVX2 / F16C / FMA3 instructions,
Comes with HD 4400 GPU,
Needs less power,
New CPUs are planned for the socket

Drawbacks:

Performs much worse in all task types,
Does not support some instructions,
No integrated graphics,
Significantly higher power consumption,
The socket is obsolete
 

Drawbacks:

None

Similar processors

Core 2 Quad Q6600 Core i3-4130
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as Intel Q6600 and Intel Core i3-4130, however their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Intel Core i3-4130 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600Intel Core i3-4130
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore 2 QuadCore i3
Basic details
Model numberQ6600i3-4130
CPU part numberHH80562PH0568MCM8064601483615
Box part numberBX80562Q6600BX80646I34130
BXC80646I34130
Introduction dateJanuary 8, 2007September 1, 2013
Current official price $117 (as of Jun 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameKentsfieldHaswell
MicroarchitectureCoreHaswell
Technology (micron)0.0650.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 775Socket 1150
Frequency (MHz)24003400
Bus speed (MHz)1066 
Clock Multiplier934
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)8192512
L3 cache (KB) 3072
Max temperature (°C)60.372
TDP (Watt)10554
Max power dissipation (Watt)155.25 
Core voltage (V)0.85 - 1.5 
Cores42
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard-+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions-+
AVX2 / Advanced Vector Extensions 2-+
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion-+
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD 4400
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers01
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600" or "Intel Core i3-4130" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Core i3-4130 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. INTEL DH87RL
2. ASROCK 4CORE1600TWINS-P35
3. INTEL DP965LT

RAM - Memory:
1. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3
3. 2GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM2X1024-6400C4

VID - Video card(s):
1. MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI RADEON)
2. 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 Core i3-4130 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 Core i3-4130

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
44.7%222
39.7%332

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
48.2%222
48.2%332

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
62.7%222
62.3%332

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
53.1%222
52.9%332


Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Core i3-4130 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 Core i3-4130

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%111
75.9%332
75.8%222

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%111
75.9%332
75.8%222

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
65.4%222
64.4%332

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
98.2%222
98.1%332

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
78.7%222
78.4%332

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600           Intel Core i3-4130

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
99.9%332
72.0%111

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
82.5%222
82.1%332

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%111
68.6%332
68.4%222

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
76.2%222
76.2%332


Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Core i3-4130 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.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.
     

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600           Intel Core i3-4130

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
8.7%222
8.7%332

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
18.1%222
18.1%332

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
22.7%332
22.4%222


Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Core i3-4130 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 Core i3-4130

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
87.0%222
86.5%332

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
52.2%222
52.1%332

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
67.2%222
66.5%332

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Intel Core i3-4130 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 QuadCore i3
Model / Processor Number2.40 GHzi3-4130
Frequency2397 MHz3392 MHz
CWID version0.30.5
Part numberHH80562PH0568MCM8064601483615
S-Spec / Stepping CodeSL9UMSR1NP
 
General information
VendorGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHzIntel(R) Core(TM) i3-4130 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Cores42
Logical processors4
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature6F7306C3
Family 6 (06h)
Model15 (0Fh)60 (03Ch)
Stepping 7 (07h) 3 (03h)
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: 1-GB pages, 4-way set associative, 4 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 data: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size32 KB2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size32 KB2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size4 MB2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity 12-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 3 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AES-+
AVX-+
AVX2-+
BMI1-+
BMI2-+
F16C-+
FMA-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3+
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation-+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
Enhanced REP MOVSB/STOSB-+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
INVPCID-+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
MOVBE-+
PCLMULDQ-+
POPCNT-+
RD/WR FSGSBASE instructions-+
RDRAND-+
RDTSCP-+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states-+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep+
Hyper-Threading Technology-+
Intel Virtualization+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
 
Other features
1 GB large page support-+
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+
Power Limit Notification capability-+
Process context identifiers-+
Self-snoop+
Supervisor Mode Execution Protection-+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states-+
Thermal monitor+
Thermal monitor 2+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline-+
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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