Average Bench: 41.6% (1020th of 1445)

more Based on 59,658 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]

Poor: 29%Average: 41.6% Great: 50%
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 averaged 58.3% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 65.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 59.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 is 20.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 111Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 109Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 59,658 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.8 Memory 65.3 76.4
20.8 1-Core 29.9 38.9
40.2 2-Core 59.9 77.4
35.3% 51.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
64.3 4-Core 106 147
70.4 8-Core 109 147
14.3% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
68.9 64-Core 111 148
6.9% 111 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.2
1-Core 31.1
2-Core 62.3
37% 53.9 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 117
15% 116 Pts
64-Core 119
7% 119 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 66
1-Core 23.3
2-Core 61.9
34% 50.4 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 113
15% 112 Pts
64-Core 114
7% 114 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 60.3
1-Core 31.2
2-Core 63.1
34% 51.5 Pts
4-Core 119
8-Core 118
16% 119 Pts
64-Core 119
7% 119 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 53
1-Core 31.5
2-Core 62.2
32% 48.9 Pts
4-Core 118
8-Core 118
16% 118 Pts
64-Core 118
7% 118 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.9
1-Core 20.4
2-Core 41.5
27% 37.9 Pts
4-Core 80.5
8-Core 78.9
11% 79.7 Pts
64-Core 80.1
5% 80.1 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Jan '07
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Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 38%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $128

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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 10 years ago.

Good

3 months ago.

It's decent for its age. Of course it won't be as fast as a modern processor. But it's still good enough for the basics, as well as some older games. This thing will still outperform a lot of the terrible AMD A and AMD E offerings found in a lot of cheap laptops!


Good

4 months ago.

got that on good will place for 50$ 1.5 years ago it cheap and do the job ,its 2021 now and running good and fast with linux ,like 10 hours day every day


Excellent

7 months ago.

'cause it runned my system 2007-2017 and made it well af


Good

24 days ago.

Might the best overclocker CPU. Still praised for great OC potential and may the best enthusiast Intel CPU ever.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Bought in 2008 and still running excellent in 2024, still fast in everyday tasks.


Good

2 months ago.

excellent !! if you want to play modern games find a very good gpu ,and you are okey !!!!


Good

4 years ago.

Great for overclock runs most games fine


Poor

2 months ago.

Easy to OC a old Processor so much good. Not the best one. But is of the best for the 775


Good

9 months ago.

14 years and never let me down on every day tasks


Good

8 months ago.

Very decent cpu. Bought one refurbished for 1 dollar.


Excellent

6 months ago.

nice for research about component pc ,thank you so much from here,i understands all component pc


Good

12 months ago.

if you pair this baby with 4gb ram and an ssd it will flyyyyyyyyyyy


Good

6 months ago.

all game on max settings what to say else


Excellent

10 months ago.

Bought one in late 2020 to put in my old PC and paired it with an SSD it runs really smooth


Excellent

3 years ago.

Legendary CPU, still after 12 years more than adequate for most tasks


Good

18 months ago.

Bought it in 2010, Ran it at 3,33 Ghz. Now looking for cheap upgrade. (probably Xeon e5450 for socket 775 for $20 and overclock it to 3,8 Ghz) Awesome processor. For basic tasks it still holds. (after 13 years, never in history was time, when you could use 13 year old processor (imagine, in 1998 using first IBM PC/AT 286 at 8 Mhz from around 1984/1985... you would not even run Windows 95/98 with it ... now you can use 13 year old processor for Windows and all basic programs and even medium tasks (with 4 cores) - only heavy editing, computing, and demanding newest games are impossible.)

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overclocked Q6600 at 3.5 Ghz results:


Excellent

13 months ago.

I've been playing around with these CPUs for a few years and I hav never managed to kill one yet. I've been collecting them and I'm please to say I have about 5 computers running the trusty q6600 with out any issues.. windows 7 and 10 no worries. But it's a fact that the ram is letting it down.


Terrible

10 years ago.


Good

16 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

6 years ago.

Still works after 8 long hard years !


Good

4 years ago.

Probably the best CPU Intel have ever released.


Excellent

8 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!


Excellent

5 years ago.

Unbeatable Price to Performance ratio.


Very good

7 years ago.

For the price this is excelent cpu.


Good

5 years ago.

It’s been more than 11 years. This CPU still holds up to mordern Low power laptop 2c/4t CPUs when overclocked. Still has a little lift left in it.


Excellent

5 years ago.

Rock solid CPU even after 12 years.


Good

4 years ago.

Legendary. Still commonplace in workplaces and schools, this nearly decade old piece of hardware still breezes through Windows 10, websurfing, and even multitasking. Add an SSD and you can still breathe life into a system with this chip. Just maybe pass on gaming.


Good

8 years ago.

8 years and counting...


Very good

8 years 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

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 years ago.

Using Since 2008 Still Runs Fine, Just changed motherboard once for 12$ from intel to asrock and now i overclock it to at 3GHz


Excellent

4 years ago.

I use it with a Gt730, an SSD and 8GB Ram. Nothing to envy to modern PCs for eveyday tasks.


Excellent

9 months ago.

cpu from 2007 can run minecraft 1.20, this cpu is fire


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