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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 vs Core 2 Quad Q6600

Mini Review

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 advantages

  • This microprocessor is 38% more energy efficient than the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 advantages

  • Multi-threaded performance of the Intel Q6600 is higher.
  • The CPU is 36% faster when running memory-intensive tasks.

E6600 vs Q6600 performance comparison

The charts in the table below demonstrate relative performance of Core 2 Duo E6600 and Core 2 Quad Q6600 processors in a few different task types. The numbers for 'Single-threaded performance' and 'Multi-threaded performance' charts are calculated as an average of several related benchmarks, that you can view in the "Benchmarks" tab. Consequentally, the shown results may differ from results, that you may see in individual tests. We also averaged the numbers for application type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and displayed them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.76
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.36
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.3
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600       - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for full list of benchmarks, demonstrating performance difference between Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 and Intel Q6600 in various types of programs.


E6600 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 Core 2 Duo E6600 vs Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core 2 Duo E6600 Core 2 Quad Q6600
General recommendations:
Somewhat lower power consumption
  General recommendations:
Somewhat better overall performance

Drawbacks:

Moderatly worse overall performance
 

Drawbacks:

Needs significantly more power

Similar processors

Core 2 Duo E6600 Core 2 Quad Q6600
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 and Intel Q6600, however their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.


Where to buy


The microprocessors are no longer produced. 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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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 and Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core 2 Duo E6600Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore 2 DuoCore 2 Quad
Basic details
Model numberE6600Q6600
CPU part numberHH80557PH0564MHH80562PH0568M
Box part numberBX80557E6600BX80562Q6600
Introduction dateJuly 27, 2006January 8, 2007
 
CPU features
Core nameConroeKentsfield
MicroarchitectureCore
Technology (micron)0.065
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 775
Frequency (MHz)2400
Bus speed (MHz)1066
Clock Multiplier9
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)40968192
Max temperature (°C)60.160.3
TDP (Watt)65105
Max power dissipation (Watt)105.15155.25
Core voltage (V)0.85 - 1.5
Cores24
Threads24
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 Duo E6600" or "Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 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. INTEL DP965LT
2. ASROCK 4CORE1600TWINS-P35

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

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 E6600 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 E6600           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

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
99.9%221
99.8%111

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.9%221
99.8%221
99.3%111

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
100%221
99.9%221
99.6%111


Core 2 Duo E6600 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 E6600           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%111
99.9%221
54.4%111
54.2%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%111
99.9%221
54.4%111
54.2%221

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%221
98.4%111
65.8%111
65.8%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%221
99.9%111
50.5%221
49.3%111

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%221
99.7%111
50.1%221
50.0%111

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%221
99.9%111
49.6%221
49.5%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%221
99.5%111
50.1%221
49.0%111

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
99.8%221
49.9%221
49.7%111

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%221
100%111
50.2%221
49.6%111


Core 2 Duo E6600 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 E6600           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

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
100%221
99.3%221
98.9%111

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
100%111
99.1%221
98.7%221


Core 2 Duo E6600 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 E6600           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.1%221
96.1%221
95.5%111

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%221
99.9%221
99.7%111
99.6%111

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%221
99.0%111
74.9%111
71.2%221

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