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Intel Core 2 Performance Comparison Guide

The Intel Core 2 processors are a very successful line of processors. They are based on the Core microarchitecture which offers a tremendous improvement in performance and power efficiency. There are currently over 30 different processor models based on three main core designs. They are split into several performance grades :

  • Core 2 Extreme (QX Series) - High-end quad-core Core 2 processor with unlocked multipliers
  • Core 2 Extreme (X Series) - High-end dual-core Core 2 processor with unlocked multipliers
  • Core 2 Quad (Q Series) - Mainstream quad-core Core 2 processor
  • Core 2 Duo (E Series) - Mainstream dual-core Core 2 processor
  • Pentium Dual-Core (E2000 Series) - Value-segment dual-core Core 2 processor
  • Celeron Dual-Core (E1000 Series) - Budget-segment dual-core Core 2 processor

Unlike the AMD Phenom quad-core processors which are built on a single die, Intel still build their Core 2 quad-core processors as multi-chip packages - essentially two dual-core dies combined into a single package. Even their new 45 nm Core 2 processors are built this way.

This has led AMD to claim that they are not "true quad-core" processors, and therefore inferior to AMD's monolithic quad-core design. However, this is really a minor distinction. The Intel Core 2 quad-core processors have four processing cores and that qualifies them as quad-core processors, whether they are built as two dies or a single die.

In this article, we compare the performance of 23 Intel Core 2 processors in five benchmarks - two game-based benchmarks and three application benchmarks. We hope to add on more and more results as we get hold of additional Core 2 processors over time. Let's take a look at the Core 2 processors we have rounded up for this comparison.

 

The Processors

Processor

Fab
Process

Cores

L1 Cache

L2 Cache

FSB
Speed

Multiplier

Clock
Frequency

Core 2 Extreme QX9650

45 nm

4

32 KB x 4

6 MB x 2

1333 MHz

9x

3.0 GHz

Core 2 Quad Q9550

45 nm

4

32 KB x 4

6 MB x 2

1333 MHz

8.5x

2.83 GHz

Core 2 Quad Q9450

45 nm

4

32 KB x 4

6 MB x 2

1333 MHz

8x

2.67 GHz

Core 2 Duo E8600

45 nm

2

32 KB x 2

6 MB

1333 MHz

10x

3.33 GHz

Core 2 Duo E8500

45 nm

2

32 KB x 2

6 MB

1333 MHz

9.5x

3.16 GHz

Core 2 Duo E8400

45 nm

2

32 KB x 2

6 MB

1333 MHz

9x

3.0 GHz

Core 2 Duo E8300

45 nm

2

32 KB x 2

6 MB

1333 MHz

8.5x

2.83 GHz

Core 2 Duo E8200/E8190

45 nm

2

32 KB x 2

6 MB

1333 MHz

8x

2.67 GHz

Core 2 Duo E7200

45 nm

2

32 KB x 2

3 MB

1066 MHz

9.5x

2.53 GHz

Core 2 Extreme QX6850

65 nm

4

32 KB x 4

4 MB x 2

1333 MHz

9x

3.0 GHz

Core 2 Extreme QX6800

65 nm

4

32 KB x 4

4 MB x 2

1066 MHz

11x

2.93 GHz

Core 2 Extreme QX6700

65 nm

4

32 KB x 4

4 MB x 2

1066 MHz

10x

2.67 GHz

Core 2 Quad Q6700

65 nm

4

32 KB x 4

4 MB x 2

1066 MHz

10x

2.67 GHz

Core 2 Quad Q6600

65 nm

4

32 KB x 4

4 MB x 2

1066 MHz

9x

2.4 GHz

Core 2 Duo E6850

65 nm

2

32 KB x 2

4 MB

1333 MHz

9x

3.0 GHz

Core 2 Duo E6750

65 nm

2

32 KB x 2

4 MB

1333 MHz

8x

2.67 GHz

Core 2 Duo E6600

65 nm

2

32 KB x 2

4 MB

1066 MHz

9x

2.4 GHz

Core 2 Duo E6550/E6540

65 nm

2

32 KB x 2

4 MB

1333 MHz

7x

2.33 GHz

Core 2 Duo E6420

65 nm

2

32 KB x 2

4 MB

1066 MHz

8x

2.13 GHz

Core 2 Duo E6320

65 nm

2

32 KB x 2

4 MB

1066 MHz

7x

1.86 GHz

Celeron Dual-Core E1200

65 nm

2

32 KB x 2

512 KB

800 MHz

8x

1.6 GHz

For more specifications, take a look at our Desktop CPU Comparison Guide.

 

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The Performance Comparison

Introduction
The Processors

Benchmark Details & Settings

The Testbed
Testing Methodology
Game Settings

Games

Supreme Commander

Crysis CPU Test 2 (Ice)

3D Rendering

CINEBENCH R10

Media Encoding

x264 Benchmark

Math Calculations

Super PI Mod

Conclusion

Conclusion



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