Success with Core 2 duo as prime mainstream replaced Pentium D, Intel released Core 2 Quad. Intel Core 2 quad is quad core processor for PC, ones is Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600.
Intel Core 2 Quad has been released long enough, that’s why this processor still using 65nm production process, not yet using Intel production process, 45nm. This processor has work frequency equal to 2400 MHz with FSB equal to 266MHz dan multiplier 9.
Cache L2 8MB
As result of merge two Core 2 Duo processor with cache L2 4MB, Intel Core 2 quad Q6600 has cache L2 equal to 8MB (2 x 4MB). Cache L1, this processor has 4 x 32KB for data and 4 x 32KB for instructions.
Because of merger, there are no special track that join both Core 2 Duo. Track that used is FSB, this is less efficient from maximal work sight, but more efficient if look from cost sight. That is the truth, make native quad core (not merge 2 processor core duo) have more risk, and if make with merge 2 processor can have maximal work frequency.
Besides performance, recently processor is claimed to depress energy source that used. Like Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 also equipped with Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology (EIST). EIST will decrease energy source that is used when working. Besides EIST, LGA775 processor equipped with MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, Execute Disable Bit, Intel 64, and Intel VT.
582 Million Transistors
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 has 582 million transistors with die size 286mm2, TDP (Thermal Design Power) 95W and 105W, voltage (VID) Intel give the range between 0.85V till 1.5V.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 is interesting processor, from the test result give best performance. There lot of software that could not yet use quad core processor optimally, but so sure in the future this could change. This make Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 the right option in the future.