Average Bench: 27.1% (583rd of 967)

Based on 15,379 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]

Poor: 19%Average: 27.1% Great: 35%
Gaming 27%
Desktop 27%
Workstation 17%

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 averaged 72.8% 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.


Quad Core Integer Speed 217Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 58.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 is just 16%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 106Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 144Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 15,379 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.7 SC Int 58.1 73.3
21.2 SC Float 27.7 34.7
28 SC Mixed 37.5 47.1
33% 41.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
138 QC Int 217 290
65.2 QC Float 103 136
93.5 QC Mixed 140 184
35.1% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
155 MC Int 225 292
73.6 MC Float 106 138
98.9 MC Mixed 144 187
24.2% 158 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 58.8
SC Float 26.3
SC Mixed 37.6
33% 40.9 Pts
QC Int 226
QC Float 110
QC Mixed 149
37% 162 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 109
MC Mixed 148
25% 163 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 57.5
SC Float 27.5
SC Mixed 37.4
33% 40.8 Pts
QC Int 231
QC Float 110
QC Mixed 149
37% 163 Pts
MC Int 230
MC Float 109
MC Mixed 141
24% 160 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.1
SC Float 27.4
SC Mixed 37.6
33% 41 Pts
QC Int 232
QC Float 109
QC Mixed 147
37% 163 Pts
MC Int 226
MC Float 108
MC Mixed 148
25% 161 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 55.1
SC Float 25.9
SC Mixed 36.9
32% 39.3 Pts
QC Int 231
QC Float 108
QC Mixed 147
37% 162 Pts
MC Int 222
MC Float 109
MC Mixed 148
24% 160 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 57.7
SC Float 27.5
SC Mixed 37.3
33% 40.8 Pts
QC Int 207
QC Float 99.1
QC Mixed 136
34% 147 Pts
MC Int 214
MC Float 104
MC Mixed 125
23% 148 Pts
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop 27%
Workstation 15%
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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 Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets SupportedLGA775
Processing Die Size286 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors582 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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Models: BX80562Q6600, HH80562PH0568M

Added 3 years ago.


6 days ago.

Still going strong after 7 years.


3 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


18 days ago.

Since 2006 Still Works Well


1 month ago.

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


3 years ago.


1 month 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.


1 month ago.

Very OLD. But I love INTEL


2 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.


2 months ago.

24/7 since 2007. Nice done.


2 months ago.

Still kicking after 8 years


4 days ago.

Reliable and powerful. 10 years of heavy use.


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

8 months ago.

For the price this is excelent cpu.


2 years ago.

8 years and counting...

Very good

19 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.

Very good

2 months ago.

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

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