Intel Core i5-670 vs Core 2 Quad Q6700

Intel Core i5-670
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700

General info

Comparing Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
10.99
 
21.79
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Clarkdale
 
Kentsfield
Release date
on January 2010
 
on April 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
$252
 
n/d
Price now
$90
 
$45

Technical specs

Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
4
Number of threads
4
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.73 GHz
 
2.666 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
8 MB (shared)
L3 cache
4 MB (shared)
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
65 nm
Die size
81 mm2
 
2x 143 mm2
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
n/d
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
62 °C
Transistor count
382 million
 
582 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.65V-1.4V
 
n/d

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1156
 
775
Power consumption (TDP)
73 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.2
 
n/d
AES-NI
+
 
-
vPro
+
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
1.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
PAE
36 Bit
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR1, DDR2, DDR3
Maximum memory size
16.6 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
21 GB / s
 
n/d

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
n/d
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-670 6.99 +0.9%
2 Quad Q6700 6.93

Passmark

i5-670 3309 +0.9%
2 Quad Q6700 3281

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-670 and Core 2 Quad Q6700 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-670

0.9% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (73 vs 95 watts)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
AES-NI save

Advantages of Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700

We are unaware of any advantages of Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 over Intel Core i5-670.

So, Core i5-670 or Core 2 Quad Q6700?

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