Average Bench: 27.6% (586th of 981)

more Based on 19,118 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: 27.6% Great: 36%
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 averaged 72.4% 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 222Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 59Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 is just 16.6%. 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 19,118 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.4 SC Int 59 73.8
20.1 SC Float 28 34.9
27.5 SC Mixed 38 47.4
33.4% 41.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
142 QC Int 222 293
68.1 QC Float 106 138
91.8 QC Mixed 143 188
35.8% 157 Pts
Min Avg Max
151 MC Int 229 296
72.8 MC Float 108 140
94.3 MC Mixed 147 189
24.6% 161 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 58.6
SC Float 27.5
SC Mixed 37.5
33% 41.2 Pts
QC Int 234
QC Float 110
QC Mixed 151
38% 165 Pts
MC Int 235
MC Float 111
MC Mixed 151
25% 166 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 56.7
SC Float 27.4
SC Mixed 37.4
32% 40.5 Pts
QC Int 188
QC Float 87.2
QC Mixed 149
32% 141 Pts
MC Int 234
MC Float 105
MC Mixed 149
25% 162 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.5
SC Float 27.8
SC Mixed 37.9
33% 41.4 Pts
QC Int 229
QC Float 110
QC Mixed 145
37% 162 Pts
MC Int 210
MC Float 101
MC Mixed 131
22% 147 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 55.6
SC Float 27.1
SC Mixed 36.2
32% 39.6 Pts
QC Int 162
QC Float 91.8
QC Mixed 122
29% 125 Pts
MC Int 191
MC Float 93.9
MC Mixed 126
21% 137 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,886,136 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core2 Quad Q6600 Builds (Compare 428 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 27%
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Workstation
Workstation 19%
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System: Dell XPS420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $255

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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 (edit your comment) Add link

6 days ago.

I just bought mine for $10 and I'm hearing good things


Excellent

16 days ago.

gud init


Excellent

12 days ago.

Since 2006 Still Works Well


Terrible

5 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


Poor

22 days ago.

like


Excellent

4 months ago.

Working at 3.6 mhz for years


Excellent

6 days ago.

If you wanted to upgrade a 775 system, this is it for the top-end. any higher and it's not worth it for the money, any lower and you'll be entering into dual-core territory. a $10 upgrade to a aging computer. paired with a 750ti or 1050, it makes for a solit $100 gaming rig for 1080p and under.


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

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.


Poor

6 months ago.

Very OLD. But I love INTEL


Good

7 months ago.

24/7 since 2007. Nice done.


Terrible

3 years ago.


Excellent

8 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

5 months ago.

Reliable and powerful. 10 years of heavy use.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Still kicking after 8 years


Excellent

4 months ago.

Still works after 8 long hard years !


Terrible

2 months ago.

diselike cpu


Terrible

3 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

14 months ago.

For the price this is excelent cpu.


Good

2 years ago.

8 years and counting...


Very good

24 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

7 months ago.

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


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