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AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz vs Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

Mini Review

AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz advantages

  • 3DNow! technology is avaialable on this microprocessor. These instructions can enhance performance of some old games. The 3DNow! set is obsolete now, and not utilized by modern applications.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 advantages

  • The Core 2 Duo E6600 packs more processing cores than the AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz microprocessor. Large number of cores helps this processor to tackle multiple processes or heavily multi-threaded tasks.
  • The CPU comes with higher operating frequency than the Athlon 1.3 GHz.
  • Execute disable bit technology, available on this processor, helps to protect from some types of computer viruses.
  • The CPU incorporates Intel 64 feature, that allows it to run 64-bit operating systems.
  • The processor supports hardware acceleration of virtualized applications.
  • SSE and SSE2 instructions, supported by this cpu, are used by many modern programs.
  • The microprocessor has SSE3 and SSSE3 instructions enabled.

Athlon 1.3 GHz vs Core 2 Duo E6600 specifications comparison

The charts below show the difference between Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 and AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz most important characteristics. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a processor performs.

The number of cores / threads
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
2
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1.3GHz
 
2.4GHz
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz       - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

Detailed side by side comparison of Athlon 1.3 GHz vs Intel E6600 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon 1.3 GHz Core 2 Duo E6600
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
More cores for better multi-threading performance,
Executes more threads at once,
Operates at much higher base frequency,
Offers partial virus protection,
64-bit operating system support,
Features SSE / SSE2 / SSE3 instructions

Drawbacks:

Has fewer CPU cores,
Cannot execute as many threads at once,
Runs at lower base frequency,
Does not support some instructions
 

Drawbacks:

None
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Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz and Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon 1.3 GHzIntel Core 2 Duo E6600
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyAthlonCore 2 Duo
Basic details
Model number E6600
CPU part numberA1300AMS3BHH80557PH0564M
Box part number BX80557E6600
Introduction dateMarch 20, 2001July 27, 2006
 
CPU features
Core nameThunderbirdConroe
MicroarchitectureK7Core
Technology (micron)0.180.065
Data width (bits)3264
SocketSocket 462Socket 775
Frequency (MHz)13002400
Bus speed (MHz)2001066
Clock Multiplier139
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)2564096
Max temperature (°C)9560.1
TDP (Watt) 65
Max power dissipation (Watt)68.3105.15
Core voltage (V)1.750.85 - 1.5
Cores12
Threads12
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
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 "AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz" or "Intel Core 2 Duo E6600" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz and Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 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
3. ABIT KT7-RAID

RAM - Memory:
1. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3
2. 2GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM2X1024-6400C4
3. 128 MB PC133 CL3 (SAMSUNG)

VID - Video card(s):
1. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)
2. ATI 3D RAGE PRO (PCI) WITH 8 MB GRAPHICS MEMORY.

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.


Athlon 1.3 GHz vs Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 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.

     

    AMD Athlon 1.3 GHz           Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

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
97.7%221
18.6%332

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.9%221
19.0%332

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.8%221
20.2%332

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
97.9%221
27.9%332

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