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Intel Core 2 Quad - Kentsfield arrives with Four Cores - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Sandra

Intel is releasing their newest CPU today, the Core 2 Quad Q6700. It's just like a Conroe but comes with four cores.

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 1, 2006 5:00 am

Test System Setup

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte P965-DQ6 with F6 BIOS (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1066 Corsair (Supplied by Corsair)

 

Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 (Supplied by Seagate)

 

Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 7800GT

 

Cooling: Gigabyte 3D Galaxy 2 (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

Drivers: Intel INF 8.1.1.1002, nVidia ForceWare 91.47 and DX9c

 

Today we are going to be testing out the Core 2 Quad Q6700 against the Core 2 Duo E6700.

 

Both processors are clocked at a default core of 2.66GHz. We then also did some overclocking where we managed to hit 3.2GHz on the Core 2 Quad and 3.22GHz on the Core 2 Duo. The results have been recorded for your reference.

 

So, do the extra cores on the new Core 2 Quad offer any tangible performance increases? Let's take a closer look at our results.

 

SiSoft Sandra

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2007

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.sisoftware.co.uk

 

Product Homepage: http://sisoftware.jaggedonline.com/index.php?location=home&a=TTA&lang=en

 

Buy It Here

 

 

SiSoft Sandra (System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a synthetic Windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

 

 

Here we can see that the Core 2 Quad has advantage at both stock and overclocked speeds in the CPU Arithmetic and Multimedia benchmarks, however, both score equal in memory bandwidth in stock and overclocked modes.

Intel CoreĀ™2 E6300, 1.86 GHz 26300 (BX80557E6300) Retail Processor

 

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