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Intel Core 2 Quad - Kentsfield arrives with Four Cores

By: Cameron Johnson | 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, 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.


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


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