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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz vs Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz

The values for the CPUs below are determined from thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and are updated daily.

×Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz×Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz+ ADD
Price$95.61$206.831
Socket TypeLGA775LGA1156
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed2.4 GHz2.9 GHz
Turbo SpeedNot SupportedNot Supported
# of Physical Cores4 (Threads: 4)2 (Threads: 4)
Max TDP105W73W
Yearly Running Cost$19.16$13.32
First Seen on ChartQ4 2008Q1 2010
# of Samples72611125
Single Thread Rating9581177
CPU Mark17801463
1 - Last seen price from our affiliates NewEgg.com & Amazon.com.

CPU Mark Rating
As of 26th of June 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
1,780
Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
1,463
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 26th of June 2022 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
18.62
Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
7.07
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 26th of June 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
958
Intel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
1,177

Estimated Energy Usage Cost
Estimated Energy Adjustable Values
Average hours of use per dayAverage CPU Utilization (0-100%)1Power cost, $ per kWh2
1Average user usage is typically low and can vary from task to task. An estimate load 25% is nominal.
2Typical power costs vary around the world. Check your last power bill for details. Values of $0.15 to $0.45 per kWh are typical.
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHzIntel Core i3-530 @ 2.93GHz
Max TDP105W73W
Power consumption per day (kWh)NANA
Running cost per dayNANA
Power consumption per year (kWh)NANA
Running cost per yearNANA
Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.