Average Bench: 27.6% (561st of 953)

Based on 12,387 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: 27.6% 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 59.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 is just 16.3%. 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 12,387 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.5 SC Int 59.3 73.9
22 SC Float 28.1 34.9
30.5 SC Mixed 38.2 47.4
33.5% 41.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
146 QC Int 222 293
70.9 QC Float 105 138
95.8 QC Mixed 143 188
35.7% 156 Pts
Min Avg Max
153 MC Int 228 295
73.8 MC Float 108 139
99.7 MC Mixed 147 190
24.7% 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 3.2 GHz
SC Int 77.9
SC Float 37.1
SC Mixed 50.1
44% 55 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 142
QC Mixed 197
49% 216 Pts
MC Int 311
MC Float 146
MC Mixed 201
34% 219 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 73.1
SC Float 34.9
SC Mixed 47.5
42% 51.8 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 137
QC Mixed 187
48% 208 Pts
MC Int 297
MC Float 141
MC Mixed 188
32% 209 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.2
SC Float 35.3
SC Mixed 47.6
41% 51.7 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 127
QC Mixed 177
43% 187 Pts
MC Int 284
MC Float 130
MC Mixed 172
30% 196 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 26.8
SC Mixed 37.7
33% 41 Pts
QC Int 237
QC Float 112
QC Mixed 150
38% 166 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 100
MC Mixed 150
25% 161 Pts
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Typical Core2 Quad Q6600 Builds (Compare 298 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: 42% - Average Total price: $151

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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.

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3 days ago.

After 8 strong years of reliable performance, finally upgrading but only because of amazing deal on new CPU. The Q6600 will soldier on for my younger brother.


Good

11 days ago.

Still going strong after 7 years.


Good

15 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

4 months ago.

potato


Terrible

3 years ago.


Good

7 mins ago.

solid


Poor

4 days ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

warrior


Good

24 days ago.

24/7 since 2007. Nice done.


Good

3 days ago.

Still kicking after 8 years


Poor

2 months ago.

Reliable and powerful. 10 years of heavy use.


Excellent

21 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

4 months ago.

For the price this is excelent cpu.


Good

21 months ago.

8 years and counting...


Very good

14 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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