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Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

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

×Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz×Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz+ ADD
Price$179.951$120.7
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Socket TypeLGA1156LGA775
CPU ClassDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.1 GHz2.4 GHz
Turbo SpeedNot SupportedNot Supported
# of Physical Cores2 (Threads: 4)4 (Threads: 4)
Max TDP73W105W
Yearly Running Cost$13.32$19.16
First Seen on ChartQ1 2010Q4 2008
# of Samples13937170
Cross-Platform Rating44064584
Single Thread Rating1274957
CPU Mark15011768
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CPU Mark Rating
As of 6th of May 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,501
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
1,768
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 6th of May 2021 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
8.34
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
14.65
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 6th of May 2021 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHz
1,274
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
957

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 Core i3-540 @ 3.07GHzIntel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Max TDP73W105W
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.