Core i5-3570 vs Core 2 Quad Q6600 specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-3570 performs better than the Core 2 Quad Q6600. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core 2 Quad Q6600 in all gaming tests too.
When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i5-3570 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core 2 Quad Q6600. A Core i5-3570 CPU outputs less heat than a Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. For instance, the Core i5-3570 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.