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The $750 Computing Challenge: Germany Versus USA

Results: PCMark Vantage

Depending on the particular benchmark section of PCMark Vantage, the US dual core system or the German quad core system show advantages:

The gaming results benefit from the faster clock speed of the dual core CPU used on the team USA system.

Overall, the US system based on the Core 2 Duo E8500 and 3.16 GHz provides the better performance when compared to the Core 2 Quad Q6600 used by the German team. However, overclocking the quad core to 3+ GHz moves it very much to the level of the E8500.