Average Bench: 27.6% (568th of 961)

Based on 14,729 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: 18%Average: 27.6% Great: 37%
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 averaged 72.4% 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 59.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 is just 18.1%. 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 147Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,729 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.3 SC Int 59.6 76.6
22.3 SC Float 28.3 36.2
28.8 SC Mixed 38.4 49.4
33.8% 42.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
134 QC Int 221 301
65.8 QC Float 105 142
85 QC Mixed 142 192
35.6% 156 Pts
Min Avg Max
151 MC Int 228 302
73.3 MC Float 108 143
98.1 MC Mixed 147 193
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 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.8
SC Float 34.5
SC Mixed 47
42% 51.8 Pts
QC Int 294
QC Float 137
QC Mixed 188
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 138
MC Mixed 188
32% 206 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 58.2
SC Float 26.9
SC Mixed 37.8
33% 41 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 111
QC Mixed 148
33% 144 Pts
MC Int 236
MC Float 110
MC Mixed 152
25% 166 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 57.9
SC Float 26.8
SC Mixed 37.7
33% 40.8 Pts
QC Int 184
QC Float 82.4
QC Mixed 118
29% 128 Pts
MC Int 213
MC Float 102
MC Mixed 138
23% 151 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 44.8
SC Float 23.2
SC Mixed 31.4
26% 33.1 Pts
QC Int 175
QC Float 91
QC Mixed 121
29% 129 Pts
MC Int 181
MC Float 91.8
MC Mixed 123
20% 132 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.8
SC Float 27.8
SC Mixed 37.6
33% 41.4 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 85
QC Mixed 98
27% 119 Pts
MC Int 208
MC Float 108
MC Mixed 134
23% 150 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q6600 Builds (Compare 374 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: 41% - Average Total price: $157

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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

3 days ago.

Still going strong after 7 years.


Poor

1 month 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


Terrible

3 years ago.


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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.


Outstanding

14 hrs 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.


Good

12 days ago.

24/7 since 2007. Nice done.


Good

1 month ago.

Still kicking after 8 years


Poor

7 days ago.

Reliable and powerful. 10 years of heavy use.


Excellent

24 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

7 months ago.

For the price this is excelent cpu.


Good

2 years ago.

8 years and counting...


Very good

17 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

23 days ago.

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


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