Average Bench: 16.3% (1009th of 1197)

Based on 1,940 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz
Poor: 10%Average: 16.3% Great: 19%
Gaming 16%
Desktop 20%
Workstation 7%
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Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T6500 averaged 83.7% 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.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 33.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 62.1Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T6500 is just 9.29%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo T6500 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 65.6Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 65.1Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,940 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.8 1-Core 33.5 38
30.1 2-Core 62.1 75.3
22.8% 47.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
32.7 4-Core 63.6 75.4
37.8 8-Core 65.1 75.7
8.75% 64.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
37.4 64-Core 65.6 75.7
4.4% 65.6 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 38.1
2-Core 74.9
27% 56.5 Pts
4-Core 74.6
8-Core 76.6
10% 75.6 Pts
64-Core 74
5% 74 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 37.8
2-Core 67.6
25% 52.7 Pts
4-Core 68
8-Core 69.5
9% 68.8 Pts
64-Core 72.3
5% 72.3 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 36.1
2-Core 64.3
24% 50.2 Pts
4-Core 64.5
8-Core 65.9
9% 65.2 Pts
64-Core 67.2
4% 67.2 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz
1-Core 36.6
2-Core 54.3
22% 45.4 Pts
4-Core 64.2
8-Core 63.2
9% 63.7 Pts
64-Core 64.4
4% 64.4 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz
1-Core 21.2
2-Core 41.4
15% 31.3 Pts
4-Core 37.1
8-Core 40.7
5% 38.9 Pts
64-Core 40.3
3% 40.3 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,718,697 CPUs tested.

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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 26%
Workstation 13%
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System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $70

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DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor T6500 (2M Cache, 2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Code NamePenryn
Launch DateQ2'09
Processor NumberT6500
# of Cores2
Cache2 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.1 GHz
Bus Speed800 MHz FSB
Max TDP35 W

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)No
Intel 64Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo


Processing Die Size107 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors410 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes


Added n/a ago.


16 months ago.

it's base speed is 2.1 to 2.2 Ghz

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