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Compare Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz Processor, Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz Processor (3GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail)

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Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz Processor
Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz Processor
Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz Processor (3GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail)
Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz Processor (3GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail)
Benchmarks Scores Results Results
Windows Experience Index
Memory Score

Go
5.90 5.90
Pinnacle Studio 11 Plus
Private MPEG2-Cam-Movie
(Encoding and Transitions Rendering to MPEG-2/DVD)
Score in secGo
88.00 85.00
3D Studio Max 9
Dragon_Character_rig
(Rendering 1920x1080 Single)
Score in secGo
47.00 63.00
iTunes 7.1.1.5
Audio CD Terminator II SE 53 min
(High Quality (160 kbps))
Score in secGo
82.00 66.00
SiSoftware Sandra XI
Multimedia Floating Point
(Version 2007.5.11.40)
Score in ScoreGo
144367.00 90747.00
Xvid 1.1.2
2 Minutes DVD Terminator 2 SE
(Encoding 720x576 16:9 @ 25 fps)
Score in secGo
129.00 104.00
Prey
THG-Demo
(1280x1024 @ 32 bit)
Score in fpsGo
113.40 124.90
3DMark06 - Graphics
Version 1.1
(1280x1024 @ 32 bit)
Go
11155.00 10804.00
Mainconcept H.264 Encoder
24 sec HDTV 1920x1080 mpeg2
(mpeg2 to H.264)
Score in secGo
69.00 90.00
SiSoftware Sandra XI
Memoy Floating Point
(Version 2007.5.11.40)
Score in MB/seGo
5546.00 6346.00
Cinema 4D
Rendering from a scene "Water drop at a Rose"
(Resolution: 1280 x 1024 - 8Bit (50 frames))
Score in secGo
154.00 207.00
Quake IV
THG Timedemo
(1280x1024 @ 32 bit)
Score in fpsGo
110.00 136.90
PCMark 2005 - CPU
Version 1.2.0

Go
7753.00 7648.00
Unreal Tournament 2004
UMark: 2.0.0 / Bots: 16 / High Image Quality
(1280x1024 @ 32 bit)
Score in fpsGo
92.90 99.40
Deep Fritz 10
Kilo nodes per second

Go
6771.00 4441.00
SiSoftware Sandra XI
Arithmetic ALU
(Version 2007.5.11.40)
Score in ScoreGo
43863.00 27870.00
Windows Experience Index
CPU Score

Go
5.90 5.70
Photoshop CS 3
Filtering from a 69 MB TIF-Photo

Score in secGo
122.00 100.00
HDTV Playback
Blue ray disc with PowerDVD 7.3
(60 sec. of James Bond Casino Royale)
Go
21.50 24.60
SiSoftware Sandra XI
Multimedia Integer
(Version 2007.5.11.40)
Score in ScoreGo
265322.00 166459.00
WinRAR
Version 3.7 BETA 8
(THG-Workload)
Score in secGo
177.00 145.00
Premiere Pro 2.0
MPEG2 (24 Sec. HDTV 1920 x 1080) to
(WMV9 (1920 x 1080))
Score in secGo
154.00 224.00
3DMark06 - CPU
Version 1.1
(1280x1024 @ 32 bit)
Go
3507.00 2789.00
Lame 3.98 Beta 3 (05-22-2007)
Audio CD Terminator II SE 53 min
(Encoding to MP3)
Score in secGo
180.00 139.00
SiSoftware Sandra XI
Memoy Integer
(Version 2007.5.11.40)
Score in MB/seGo
5545.00 6351.00
Price/Performance Index
50% Games, 50% Applications
(average product pricing by TG Stores)
Go
1026.13 1143.70
AVG Anti Virus 7.5.467
Scan: Vista Enterprise (Windows folder) 8 GB

Score in secGo
80.00 63.00
MS Powerpoint 2007 - Acrobat 7 Pro PDF
115 Pages Powerpoint File to PDF
(High Quality, 128 Bit RC4 Encryption)
Score in secGo
134.00 111.00
Supreme Commander
Benchmark: real 60 second game
(1024x768 default Video Quality)
Score in fpsGo
49.45 51.30
Clone DVD 2.908
Transcoding DVD 9 to DVD 5 GB (Terminator 2 SE)
(Convert DVD-9 to DVD-5)
Score in secGo
504.00 424.00
Serious Sam 2
Demo: Greendale
(1024x768 @ 32 bit)
Score in fpsGo
137.30 179.50
PCMark 2005 - Memory
Version 1.2.0

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3851.00 4607.00
Warhammer Mark of Chaos
Demo: THG Timedemo
(1280x1024 default Video Quality)
Score in fpsGo
40.67 48.50
Divx 6.6.1
2 Minutes DVD Terminator 2 SE
(Encoding 720x576 16:9 @ 25 fps)
Score in secGo
90.00 91.00
SiSoftware Sandra XI
Arithmetic MFLOPS
(Version 2007.5.11.40)
Score in ScoreGo
29823.00 22200.00