Average Bench: 15.1% (1046th of 1213)

Based on 1,453 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000006F6, AFEBFBFF000006F6 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13GHz
Poor: 11%Average: 15.1% Great: 17%
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 19%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 7%
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Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 6420 averaged 84.8% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 31.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 58Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 6420 is just 6.2%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 6420 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 61.3Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 60.4Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,453 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.5 1-Core 31.2 34.1
32.2 2-Core 58 67.1
21.2% 44.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
35.3 4-Core 59 67.2
41.3 8-Core 60.4 67.5
8.15% 59.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
44.2 64-Core 61.3 67.8
4.1% 61.3 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 42.2
2-Core 80.2
29% 61.2 Pts
4-Core 84.6
8-Core 83.7
12% 84.1 Pts
64-Core 85.1
6% 85.1 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 40.7
2-Core 56.1
24% 48.4 Pts
4-Core 73.6
8-Core 78.5
10% 76.1 Pts
64-Core 75.7
5% 75.7 Pts
CPU Socket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz
1-Core 33.5
2-Core 64.8
23% 49.2 Pts
4-Core 66.2
8-Core 64.5
9% 65.3 Pts
64-Core 65.8
4% 65.8 Pts
CPU Socket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz
1-Core 33.3
2-Core 65.6
23% 49.4 Pts
4-Core 65.3
8-Core 66.1
9% 65.7 Pts
64-Core 65.8
4% 65.8 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 33.2
2-Core 65
23% 49.1 Pts
4-Core 65.8
8-Core 64.9
9% 65.4 Pts
64-Core 64.9
4% 64.9 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 32.5
2-Core 64
23% 48.2 Pts
4-Core 64.7
8-Core 62
9% 63.3 Pts
64-Core 60
4% 60 Pts
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Typical Core2 6420 Builds (Compare 1,440 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
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Motherboard: Asus P5B - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 16% - Very poor Total price: $291

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6420 (4M Cache, 2.13 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Code NameConroe
Launch DateQ2'07
Processor NumberE6420
# of Cores2
Cache4 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography65 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.5V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.13 GHz
Bus Speed1066 MHz FSB
Max TDP65 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 SupportedPLGA775
Processing Die Size143 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors291 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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