Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 vs AMD A6-7470K


General info

Comparing A6-7470K and Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance ranking21142106
Value for money0.331.77
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Seriesno dataCore 2 Quad (Desktop)
Architecture codenameGodaveri (2014−2018)Kentsfield (2007)
Release date2 February 2016 (7 years old)no data
Current price$216 $67
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Core 2 Quad Q6600 has 436% better value for money than A6-7470K.

Technical specs

A6-7470K and Core 2 Quad Q6600 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed3.7 GHzno data
Boost clock speed4 GHz2.4 GHz
Bus supportno data1066 MHz
L1 cache256 KBno data
L2 cache1024 KBno data
Chip lithography28 nm65 nm
Die size245 mm2no data
Maximum core temperature71 °Cno data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cno data
Number of transistors2,411 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibilityno data-
Unlocked multiplier1-


Information on A6-7470K and Core 2 Quad Q6600 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1no data
SocketFM2+no data
Power consumption (TDP)65 Watt105 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by A6-7470K and Core 2 Quad Q6600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+no data
FMA+no data
AVX+no data
FRTC1no data
FreeSync1no data
PowerTune+no data
TrueAudio+no data
PowerNow-no data
PowerGating-no data
Out-of-band client management-no data
VirusProtect-no data
RAID-no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by A6-7470K and Core 2 Quad Q6600 are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
IOMMU 2.0-no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by A6-7470K and Core 2 Quad Q6600. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3-2133no data
Max memory channels2no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon R5 Graphicsno data
iGPU core count4no data
Number of pipelines256no data
Enduro+no data
Switchable graphics1no data
UVD+no data
VCE+no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of A6-7470K and Core 2 Quad Q6600 integrated GPUs.

DisplayPort+no data
HDMI+no data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by A6-7470K and Core 2 Quad Q6600 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXDirectX® 12no data
Vulkan1no data


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by A6-7470K and Core 2 Quad Q6600.

PCIe version3.0no data

Synthetic benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

A6-7470K 1.43
Core 2 Quad Q6600 1.44

Core 2 Quad Q6600 outperforms A6-7470K by 1% in our combined benchmark results.


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

A6-7470K 1799
Core 2 Quad Q6600 1810

Core 2 Quad Q6600 outperforms A6-7470K by 1% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 1.43 1.44
Boost clock speed 4000 2400
Base clock speed 3700 0
Chip lithography 28 nm 65 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 65 Watt 105 Watt

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