Average Bench: 27.7% (562nd of 956)

Based on 13,126 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000006FB, , 1F8BFBFF000006FB Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

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: 27.7% Great: 36%
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 averaged 72.3% 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 223Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 59.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 is just 16.7%. 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 109Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 148Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,126 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.8 SC Int 59.3 74.6
22.2 SC Float 28.1 35.2
30 SC Mixed 38.2 48.2
33.6% 41.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
150 QC Int 223 297
70.4 QC Float 106 138
95.4 QC Mixed 143 189
35.9% 157 Pts
Min Avg Max
157 MC Int 230 297
79.4 MC Float 109 140
101 MC Mixed 148 191
24.8% 162 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.4
SC Float 27.8
SC Mixed 37.1
33% 41.1 Pts
QC Int 228
QC Float 111
QC Mixed 150
37% 163 Pts
MC Int 237
MC Float 110
MC Mixed 150
25% 166 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.3
SC Float 27.4
SC Mixed 37.1
33% 40.9 Pts
QC Int 224
QC Float 107
QC Mixed 147
36% 159 Pts
MC Int 222
MC Float 106
MC Mixed 146
24% 158 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 58.4
SC Float 27.2
SC Mixed 36.7
33% 40.8 Pts
QC Int 219
QC Float 100
QC Mixed 145
35% 155 Pts
MC Int 229
MC Float 109
MC Mixed 146
25% 161 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 58.1
SC Float 27.7
SC Mixed 37.4
33% 41.1 Pts
QC Int 219
QC Float 104
QC Mixed 140
35% 154 Pts
MC Int 228
MC Float 106
MC Mixed 142
24% 159 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.5
SC Float 27.7
SC Mixed 37.5
33% 41.2 Pts
QC Int 180
QC Float 84.2
QC Mixed 121
29% 128 Pts
MC Int 233
MC Float 111
MC Mixed 150
25% 164 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q6600 Builds (Compare 318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 27%
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Workstation
Workstation 15%
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System: Dell XPS420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $172

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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 3 years ago.

Poor

2 days ago.

Still going strong after 7 years.


Good

5 days 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

5 months ago.

potato


Terrible

3 years ago.


Good

2 days ago.

solid


Good

1 day ago.

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


Poor

2 months ago.

warrior


Poor

3 days ago.

24/7 since 2007. Nice done.


Poor

12 days ago.

Still kicking after 8 years


Good

9 days ago.

Reliable and powerful. 10 years of heavy use.


Excellent

22 months 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

5 months ago.

For the price this is excelent cpu.


Good

22 months ago.

8 years and counting...


Very good

15 months 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.


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