Average Bench: 27.5% (690th of 1110)

more Based on 24,982 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000006FB, , BFEBFBFF00010676, BFEBFBFF000006F7, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF00010677, 1FABFBFF000006FB, BFEBFBFF0001067A, 00050400000607D0, 1F8BFBFF000006FB Models: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 3.0GHz

The Core2 Quad Q6600 is over 7 years old which is a lot of processor lifetimes! This particular model has been included in the group test simply as a reference because of its exceptional popularity back when it was at the forefront of technological advance. The Q6600's four physical cores demonstrate exceptional overclocking capacity and often achieve in excess of 40% performance increases. Modern Quad core processors offer nearly three times more performance on both single and multi-core workloads. There have also been lots of non-processing related improvements in the platform over the last 7 years which include SATA 600 MB/s, USB 3.0 PCIe and more. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 19%Average: 27.5% Great: 35%
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 averaged 72.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 221Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 59Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 is just 16.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 108Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 146Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,982 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.7 SC Int 59 74.1
19.8 SC Float 28 34.9
25.4 SC Mixed 37.9 47.4
33.4% 41.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
133 QC Int 221 294
62.9 QC Float 105 138
87 QC Mixed 142 187
35.6% 156 Pts
Min Avg Max
155 MC Int 228 296
72.1 MC Float 108 139
98.3 MC Mixed 146 189
24.6% 161 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 82.3
SC Float 39
SC Mixed 52.8
46% 58 Pts
QC Int 327
QC Float 154
QC Mixed 211
53% 231 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 154
MC Mixed 210
35% 231 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.6
SC Float 27.6
SC Mixed 37.6
33% 41.3 Pts
QC Int 229
QC Float 110
QC Mixed 152
37% 164 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 111
MC Mixed 151
25% 166 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 58.6
SC Float 27.9
SC Mixed 37.8
33% 41.4 Pts
QC Int 194
QC Float 93.2
QC Mixed 140
32% 142 Pts
MC Int 223
MC Float 105
MC Mixed 143
24% 157 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 55.3
SC Float 27
SC Mixed 9.9
25% 30.7 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 57.7
QC Mixed 138
31% 136 Pts
MC Int 116
MC Float 59.2
MC Mixed 106
14% 93.9 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,296,913 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $130 @ launch in Jan '07
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Typical Core2 Quad Q6600 Builds (Compare 605 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: Dell XPS420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $244

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6600 (8M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Code NameKentsfield
Launch DateQ1'07
Processor NumberQ6600
# of Cores4
Cache8 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography65 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.500V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Bus Speed1066 MHz FSB
Max TDP105 W
FSB ParityNo

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Demand Based SwitchingNo

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets SupportedLGA775
Processing Die Size286 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors582 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Designed to handle massive compute and visualization workloads...

Models: BX80562Q6600, HH80562PH0568M

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

10 months ago.

I still use the q6600 for 7 years. Only the Acer Mainboard died and now the msi mainboard for 5 years. Now, just buy the hp envy x2 and like to use both


Good

21 days ago.

one of the best processors from intel


Good

11 months ago.

with a good overclock it can still be a decent cpu (i got mine on 3.7ghz)


Excellent

2 months ago.

I have it since 2008. It's a great processor. I have used it for study, for gaming, for everyday tasks. It still runs very fast.


Terrible

15 days ago.

all game on max settings what to say else


Excellent

10 months ago.

Reliable and powerful. 10 years of heavy use.


Terrible

4 years ago.


Excellent

13 months ago.

I just replaced my q6600 after 10 years. It ran at 3.6 Ghz for about 8 years. It is amazing piece of engineering. I replaced it with i5 7600k and there is realy no significant difference in everyday tasks.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Still works after 8 long hard years !


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 years ago.

Doing the business since late 2007, GPU's bear the brunt of rendering these days anyway...the ol' gal's got legs in her yet!


Very good

19 months ago.

For the price this is excelent cpu.


Good

3 years ago.

8 years and counting...


Very good

2 years ago.

I got it in 2008 and it have worked wonders since then. And as operating systems started using multiple cores more and more it has kept up surprisingly well. Now rather slow. But with 8gb of RAM and a ssd things are still working.


Very good

12 months ago.

I have it and love it, it can achieve great clocks


Excellent

2 months ago.

Using Since 2008 Still Runs Fine, Just changed motherboard once for 12$ from intel to asrock and now i overclock it to at 3GHz


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