AMD Athlon X2 QL-65 vs Intel Core 2 Duo T6600

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General info

Comparing Core 2 Duo T6600 and Athlon X2 QL-65 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating2565not rated
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesIntel Core 2 Duo2x AMD Athlon
Architecture codenamePenryn (2008−2011)Lion (2008−2009)
Release date6 January 2009
(14 years old)
1 September 2009
(13 years old)
Current price$131 $19.18

Technical specs

Core 2 Duo T6600 and Athlon X2 QL-65 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)2 (Dual-core)
Threads22
Base clock speed2.2 GHzno data
Boost clock speed2.2 GHz2.1 GHz
Bus support800 MHz3600 MHz
L1 cache128 KB256 KB
L2 cache2 MB1 MB
L3 cache2 MB L2 Cache0 KB
Chip lithography45 nm65 nm
Die size107 mm2no data
Maximum core temperature90 °C100 °C
Number of transistors410 Millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier-no data
VID voltage range1V-1.25Vno data

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Duo T6600 and Athlon X2 QL-65 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 configurationno data1
SocketPGA478S1g2
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Watt35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo T6600 and Athlon X2 QL-65. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno data65 nm, 1.075 - 1.125
PowerNowno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology-no data
Hyper-Threading Technology-no data
Demand Based Switching-no data
FSB parity-no data

Security technologies

Core 2 Duo T6600 and Athlon X2 QL-65 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-no data
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Duo T6600 and Athlon X2 QL-65 are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+
VT-x-no data

Benchmark performance

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


  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • wPrime 32

Passmark

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: 67%

Core 2 Duo T6600 768
+26.1%
Athlon X2 QL-65 609

Core 2 Duo T6600 outperforms Athlon X2 QL-65 by 26% in Passmark.

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Core 2 Duo T6600 2355
+44.5%
Athlon X2 QL-65 1630

Core 2 Duo T6600 outperforms Athlon X2 QL-65 by 44% in Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core.

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Core 2 Duo T6600 4472
+39.2%
Athlon X2 QL-65 3213

Core 2 Duo T6600 outperforms Athlon X2 QL-65 by 39% in Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core.

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Core 2 Duo T6600 1947
+30.8%
Athlon X2 QL-65 1489

Core 2 Duo T6600 outperforms Athlon X2 QL-65 by 31% in 3DMark06 CPU.

wPrime 32

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

Core 2 Duo T6600 71.1
Athlon X2 QL-65 39
+82.3%

Core 2 Duo T6600 outperforms Athlon X2 QL-65 by 82% in wPrime 32.

Advantages and disadvantages


Recency 6 January 2009 1 September 2009
Boost clock speed 2200 2100
Chip lithography 45 nm 65 nm

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
Core 2 Duo T6600

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AMD Athlon X2 QL-65
Athlon X2 QL-65

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Competitors of Core 2 Duo T6600 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo T6600 from AMD is A4-5150M, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD A4-5150M A4 5150M
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Duo T6600:

E-450 100
A6-4455M 100
Core 2 Duo T6600 100
A4-5150M 100
A4-3310MX 100
A4-3330MX 98.39

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