Slower Than Intel's Core 2 Quad Q6600
Comparing the performance of the Phenom 9600 Black Edition with that of a Core 2 Quad Q6600 ends in a disappointment for AMD.
At its stock speed, the Phenom 9600 BE lags behind its rival from Intel by 13.5%. When overclocked to 2.7 GHz, the Phenom 9600 BE is still not quite able to catch up to the Q6600 running at its default speed.
This chart shows the performance of AMD's Phenom 9600 Black Edition compared to Intel's Core 2 Quad Q6600.