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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Q6700

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 advantages

  • None

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 advantages

  • The Intel Q6700 performs 11% faster when running single-threaded applications.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the Core 2 Quad Q6700 is better.
  • In memory-intensive tasks, the Intel Q6700 has 4% higher performance.
  • Power consumption of the Core 2 Quad Q6700 processor is lower.

Q6600 vs Q6700 performance comparison

The charts in the table below illustrate relative performance of Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 processors in various kinds of programs. The results in the charts are calculated from a few benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. Consequentally, performance in individual benchmarks may be worse or better than what you see in the charts on this page. The 'Overall performance' shows an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each program type.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.11
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.08
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.04
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.07
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600       - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700

Full list of benchmarks, that demonstrate performance difference between Intel Q6600 and Intel Q6700 in various types of tests, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


Q6600 vs Q6700 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
105W
 
95W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Intel Q6700 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core 2 Quad Q6600 Core 2 Quad Q6700
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
Insignificantly faster in general,
Needs less power

Drawbacks:

Slightly slower performance in all application types,
Requires more power
 

Drawbacks:

None

Similar processors

Core 2 Quad Q6600 Core 2 Quad Q6700
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Q6700.


Where to buy


Both processors are obsolete. For that reason the best place to look for them is eBay. Marketplace vendors at Amazon may also carry them.
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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore 2 Quad
Basic details
Model numberQ6600Q6700
CPU part numberHH80562PH0568MHH80562PH0678MK
Box part numberBX80562Q6600BX80562Q6700
Introduction dateJanuary 8, 2007July 16, 2007
 
CPU features
Core nameKentsfield
MicroarchitectureCore
Technology (micron)0.065
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 775
Frequency (MHz)24002667
Bus speed (MHz)1066
Clock Multiplier910
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)8192
Max temperature (°C)60.371
TDP (Watt)10595
Max power dissipation (Watt)155.25155.25 / 167.13
Core voltage (V)0.85 - 1.5
Cores4
Threads4
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 Core 2 Quad Q6700" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 and Q6700 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 Q6700 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 2 Quad Q6700

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
99.5%221
89.8%111
89.7%221

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
98.7%221
89.9%111
89.3%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
99.8%221
90.4%111
90.0%221


Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Q6700 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 2 Quad Q6700

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
90.3%221
90.3%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%111
99.9%221
90.4%221
90.3%111

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.0%221
96.5%111
95.0%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
99.7%221
89.8%111
89.7%221

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.7%221
90.5%111
90.2%221

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600           Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.9%221
90.0%111
89.9%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
99.7%221
89.9%111
89.5%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%111
99.6%221
89.9%221
89.7%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%111
99.2%221
90.2%111
90.2%221


Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Q6700 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 Core 2 Quad Q6700

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
99.8%221
98.7%111
98.3%221

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.7%221
98.7%221
97.5%111


Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs Q6700 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 2 Quad Q6700

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.8%221
91.7%111
91.2%221

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.5%221
89.0%111
88.8%221

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
98.9%221
96.6%111
95.6%221

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