Average Bench: 39.2% (972nd of 1276)

more Based on 7,919 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000006F6, , BFEBFBFF000006F7, 0000000000000000, AFEBFBFF000006F6, 07C0A97B000006F6, BFEBFBFF000006FB, BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 28%Average: 39.2% Great: 45%
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 6600 averaged 60.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 67.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 34.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 6600 is just 16.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 6600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 67.6Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 67.3Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 7,919 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.2 Memory 67.6 77.7
21.3 1-Core 34.6 39.8
35.9 2-Core 65.3 75.5
38.3% 55.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
39.2 4-Core 66.6 75.8
40.9 8-Core 67.3 76.1
9.1% 67 Pts
Min Avg Max
40 64-Core 67.6 78.5
4.5% 67.6 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 74.6
1-Core 41.3
2-Core 80.7
44% 65.5 Pts
4-Core 81.8
8-Core 82.1
11% 81.9 Pts
64-Core 82.1
6% 82.1 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Memory 74.3
1-Core 41.3
2-Core 82.4
44% 66 Pts
4-Core 82.8
8-Core 82.1
11% 82.4 Pts
64-Core 82.9
6% 82.9 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.2
1-Core 40.2
2-Core 82.6
44% 65.3 Pts
4-Core 79.3
8-Core 82.7
11% 81 Pts
64-Core 78.7
5% 78.7 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Memory 73.4
1-Core 40.7
2-Core 78.7
43% 64.3 Pts
4-Core 77
8-Core 79.9
11% 78.4 Pts
64-Core 80.3
5% 80.3 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.4
1-Core 35.9
2-Core 62.8
39% 55.7 Pts
4-Core 67.2
8-Core 69.7
9% 68.4 Pts
64-Core 68.8
5% 68.8 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.75 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 54.3
1-Core 41.4
2-Core 75.9
37% 57.2 Pts
4-Core 77.5
8-Core 73.5
10% 75.5 Pts
64-Core 56.2
4% 56.2 Pts
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 53.5
1-Core 35.1
2-Core 59.8
33% 49.5 Pts
4-Core 72.1
8-Core 74.3
10% 73.2 Pts
64-Core 71.9
5% 71.9 Pts
7,919 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 36,004,661 CPUs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $4026 mins
Send price feedback
Typical Core2 6600 Builds (Compare 23,775 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $66

Popular Core2 6600 systems:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Specifications

Essentials

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

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

 Comments

1276 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $190Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $34
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $44
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback