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Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 vs Core 2 Quad Q6600

Mini Review

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 advantages

  • The microprocessor features SSE4.1 instructions.
  • This processor is 38% more energy efficient.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 advantages

  • The Q6600 is 8% faster when running single-threaded tasks.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the microprocessor is higher.
  • In memory-intensive applications, the processor has 50% better performance.

E7400 vs Q6600 performance comparison

The charts below demonstrate performance of Core 2 Duo E7400 and Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPUs in different kinds of programs. To determine displayed numbers we averaged results for a few tests for each specific type of application. Consequentally, performance in individual benchmarks may be higher or lower than what you see in the charts here. We also averaged the numbers for task 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
 
1.08
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
1.84
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.5
 
 
Higher is better
Discrete Graphics performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.28
 
 
Higher is better
 

  - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400       - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

Complete list of benchmarks, that show performance difference between E7400 and Q6600 in various types of programs, can be seen in the "Benchmarks" tab.


E7400 vs Q6600 power consumption comparison

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

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 vs Intel Q6600 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of internal features of both microprocessors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core 2 Duo E7400 Core 2 Quad Q6600
General recommendations:
Supports SSE4.1 instructions,
Lower power consumption
  General recommendations:
Somewhat faster in general

Drawbacks:

Worse performance in all task types
 

Drawbacks:

Lacks some instructions,
Needs significantly more power

Similar processors

Core 2 Duo E7400 Core 2 Quad Q6600
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Core 2 Duo E7400 and Intel Q6600.


Where to buy


The microprocessors are obsolete. For that reason the best place to search for them is eBay. Marketplace sellers at Amazon may also have them for sale.
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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 and Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core 2 Duo E7400Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore 2 DuoCore 2 Quad
Basic details
Model numberE7400Q6600
CPU part numberAT80571PH0723M
AT80571PH0723ML
HH80562PH0568M
Box part numberBX80571E7400
BXC80571E7400
BX80562Q6600
Introduction dateOctober 19, 2008January 8, 2007
 
CPU features
Core nameWolfdaleKentsfield
MicroarchitectureCore
Technology (micron)0.0450.065
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 775
Frequency (MHz)28002400
Bus speed (MHz)1066
Clock Multiplier10.59
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)30728192
Max temperature (°C)74.160.3
TDP (Watt)65105
Max power dissipation (Watt)98.89155.25
Core voltage (V)0.85 - 1.36250.85 - 1.5
Cores24
Threads24
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+-
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 Duo E7400" or "Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 and Core 2 Quad Q6600 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 Duo E7400 vs Core 2 Quad Q6600 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 Duo E7400           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

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
98.4%111
87.4%221
70.0%221

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
80.7%111
80.6%221
57.8%221

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
86.2%111
85.7%221
57.4%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
87.3%111
86.9%221
61.6%221


Core 2 Duo E7400 vs Core 2 Quad Q6600 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 Duo E7400           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

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
66.9%111
38.8%221

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
66.8%111
38.8%221

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
98.4%221
73.1%111
55.4%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
59.1%111
33.7%221

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.7%221
58.6%111
33.4%221

    Intel Core 2 Duo E7400           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.9%221
57.7%111
32.9%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
63.0%111
36.0%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
65.6%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
62.6%111
35.8%221


Core 2 Duo E7400 vs Core 2 Quad Q6600 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 Duo E7400           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

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
100%111
99.8%221
99.3%221

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
98.6%111
98.2%221
94.4%221

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
98.1%221
96.8%111
86.3%221


Core 2 Duo E7400 vs Core 2 Quad Q6600 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 Duo E7400           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
84.6%111
84.1%221
61.2%221

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
89.2%111
89.0%221
57.9%221

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.0%221
71.4%111
61.6%221

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 and Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 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 DuoCore 2 Quad
Model / Processor NumberE74002.40 GHz
Frequency2800 MHz2397 MHz
CWID version0.3
Part numberAT80571PH0723MHH80562PH0568M
S-Spec / Stepping CodeSLB9YSL9UM
 
General information
VendorGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHzIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
Cores24
Logical processors24
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature1067A6F7
Family 6 (06h)
Model23 (017h)15 (0Fh)
Stepping10 (0Ah) 7 (07h)
TLB/Cache details64-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
3rd-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
 
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: Associativity8-way set associative16-way set associative
L2: Commentsunified on-die 
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size3 MB4 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+-
SSSE3+
 
Additional instructions
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states+-
 
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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