Average Bench: 46.4% (878th of 1358)

more Based on 63,530 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: 34%Average: 46.4% Great: 55%
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 averaged 53.6% 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 66.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 40.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 is 20.9%. 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 Mixed Speed 157Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 155Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 63,530 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.6 Memory 66.8 76.4
27.6 1-Core 40.8 52.1
54.9 2-Core 81.2 104
41.4% 62.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
80.6 4-Core 152 205
82.1 8-Core 155 205
21% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
96.9 64-Core 157 206
10.5% 157 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 38.1
2-Core 81.9
46% 67.1 Pts
4-Core 159
8-Core 137
21% 148 Pts
64-Core 131
9% 131 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.1
1-Core 40.6
2-Core 81
41% 62.9 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 163
22% 164 Pts
64-Core 161
11% 161 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 63
1-Core 41.3
2-Core 82.9
40% 62.4 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 162
22% 163 Pts
64-Core 151
10% 151 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 26.2
1-Core 20.1
2-Core 44.2
19% 30.2 Pts
4-Core 57.9
8-Core 52.7
8% 55.3 Pts
64-Core 45.8
3% 45.8 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,507,411 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $130 @ launch in Jan '07
AmazonUS $4985 months
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Typical Core2 Quad Q6600 Builds (Compare 52,988 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 42%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $520

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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 8 years ago.

Excellent

11 days 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

5 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

6 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

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


Good

30 days ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Great for overclock runs most games fine


Good

6 months ago.

14 years and never let me down on every day tasks


Good

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

Very decent cpu. Bought one refurbished for 1 dollar.


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Good

20 months ago.

Reliable and powerful. 10 years of heavy use.


Good

19 months ago.

all game on max settings what to say else


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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:


Terrible

8 years ago.


Excellent

3 years 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.


Good

2 years ago.

This CPU is garbage for anything more than web browsing. 1/5


Excellent

4 years ago.

Still works after 8 long hard years !


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 years ago.

Probably the best CPU Intel have ever released.


Average

9 months ago.

The good ol' reliable. Lack important instruction sets but hey, it's extremely cheap and can run a few popular games!


Excellent

7 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

3 years ago.

Unbeatable Price to Performance ratio.


Very good

5 years ago.

For the price this is excelent cpu.


Good

3 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.


Good

2 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.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Rock solid CPU even after 12 years.


Good

7 years ago.

8 years and counting...


Very good

6 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

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 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

2 years ago.

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


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