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Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz vs Intel Core i3-560 @ 3.33GHz

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

×Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz×Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz×Intel Core i3-560 @ 3.33GHz+ ADD
Price$149.95
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$5181$179.951
Socket TypeLGA775LGA775LGA1156
CPU ClassDesktopDesktopDesktop
Clockspeed3.3 GHz2.4 GHz3.3 GHz
Turbo SpeedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
# of Physical Cores2 (Threads: 2)4 (Threads: 4)2 (Threads: 4)
Max TDP65W105W73W
Yearly Running Cost$11.86$19.16$13.32
First Seen on ChartQ4 2008Q4 2008Q2 2010
# of Samples676710968
Cross-Platform Rating411145494456
Single Thread Rating141139561341
CPU Mark135217601626
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CPU Mark Rating
As of 4th of December 2020 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz
1,352
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
1,760
Intel Core i3-560 @ 3.33GHz
1,626
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price)
As of 4th of December 2020 - Higher results represent better value
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz
9.02
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
3.40
Intel Core i3-560 @ 3.33GHz
9.04
CPU Single Thread Rating
As of 4th of December 2020 - Higher results represent better performance
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 @ 3.33GHz
1,411
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
956
Intel Core i3-560 @ 3.33GHz
1,341

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.
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Max TDP65W105W73W
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Shown CPU power usage is based on linear interpolation of Max TDP (i.e. max load). Actual CPU power profile may vary.