Average Bench: 39.5% (994th of 1316)

more Based on 6,708 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000006F6, , BFEBFBFF000006F7, 0000000000000000, AFEBFBFF000006F6, 07C0A97B000006F6, BFEBFBFF000006FB, BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 31%Average: 39.5% Great: 44%
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 26%

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 6600 averaged 60.4% 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. Memory Latency 68.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 34.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 6600 is just 13.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 6600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 67.3Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 66.8Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 6,708 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.3 Memory 68.2 76.8
23.3 1-Core 34.7 37.8
34.3 2-Core 64.6 75.4
38.5% 55.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
35.8 4-Core 66.3 75.4
39.7 8-Core 66.8 75.6
9.1% 66.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
40.8 64-Core 67.3 76.1
4.5% 67.3 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Memory 76.7
1-Core 36.4
2-Core 73.5
43% 62.2 Pts
4-Core 74.2
8-Core 73.9
10% 74.1 Pts
64-Core 75.1
5% 75.1 Pts
J3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.9
1-Core 36.6
2-Core 51.2
40% 54.6 Pts
4-Core 73.7
8-Core 73
10% 73.3 Pts
64-Core 72.8
5% 72.8 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.8
1-Core 37.3
2-Core 72.9
42% 61 Pts
4-Core 73
8-Core 73.4
10% 73.2 Pts
64-Core 73.3
5% 73.3 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.6
1-Core 36.2
2-Core 50.4
37% 51.1 Pts
4-Core 64.5
8-Core 63.5
9% 64 Pts
64-Core 64
4% 64 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.3
1-Core 37.5
2-Core 73.9
38% 57.9 Pts
4-Core 73.4
8-Core 66.4
10% 69.9 Pts
64-Core 72.5
5% 72.5 Pts
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation 2%
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DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6600 (4M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Code NameConroe
Launch DateQ3'06
Processor NumberE6600
# of Cores2
Cache4 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography65 nm
VID Voltage Range0.8500V-1.5V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Bus Speed1066 MHz FSB
Max TDP65 W
Scenario Design Power0 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 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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