Average Bench: 27.3% (592nd of 980)

more Based on 16,586 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: 27.3% Great: 35%
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 averaged 72.7% 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 219Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 58.5Pts

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 107Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 145Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,586 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.8 SC Int 58.5 73.8
20.3 SC Float 27.8 34.8
28.3 SC Mixed 37.8 47.3
33.2% 41.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
136 QC Int 219 292
66 QC Float 104 138
89.8 QC Mixed 141 187
35.3% 155 Pts
Min Avg Max
150 MC Int 226 296
72.3 MC Float 107 140
97.5 MC Mixed 145 189
24.4% 159 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.6
SC Float 34.8
SC Mixed 47
42% 51.8 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 138
QC Mixed 186
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 290
MC Float 138
MC Mixed 187
31% 205 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.6
SC Float 27.7
SC Mixed 36.9
33% 41.1 Pts
QC Int 232
QC Float 110
QC Mixed 149
37% 163 Pts
MC Int 232
MC Float 109
MC Mixed 148
25% 163 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 59
SC Float 27.9
SC Mixed 37.8
33% 41.6 Pts
QC Int 235
QC Float 110
QC Mixed 146
37% 164 Pts
MC Int 235
MC Float 110
MC Mixed 151
25% 165 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 57.2
SC Float 27.5
SC Mixed 36.5
32% 40.4 Pts
QC Int 228
QC Float 108
QC Mixed 147
37% 161 Pts
MC Int 228
MC Float 108
MC Mixed 148
25% 161 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58
SC Float 27.7
SC Mixed 37.2
33% 41 Pts
QC Int 226
QC Float 107
QC Mixed 143
36% 159 Pts
MC Int 219
MC Float 105
MC Mixed 143
24% 156 Pts
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 27%
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Workstation
Workstation 19%
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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

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9 days ago.

It's a power hungry antique?


Good

2 months ago.

Still going strong after 7 years.


Good

21 days ago.

Since 2006 Still Works Well


Terrible

2 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


Excellent

3 days ago.

Nice


Excellent

1 month ago.

Working at 3.6 mhz for years


Good

3 months ago.

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


Poor

21 days 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.


Terrible

3 years ago.


Poor

3 months ago.

Very OLD. But I love INTEL


Good

4 months ago.

24/7 since 2007. Nice done.


Excellent

5 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

3 days ago.

Still kicking after 8 years


Excellent

2 months ago.

Reliable and powerful. 10 years of heavy use.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Still works after 8 long hard years !


Terrible

28 days 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

11 months ago.

For the price this is excelent cpu.


Good

2 years ago.

8 years and counting...


Very good

21 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

4 months ago.

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


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