Average Bench: 16.7% (960th of 1159)

more Based on 5,107 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000006F6, , BFEBFBFF000006F7, 0000000000000000, AFEBFBFF000006F6, 07C0A97B000006F6, BFEBFBFF000006FB, BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 11%Average: 16.7% Great: 20%
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 10%
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Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 6600 averaged 83.3% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 54.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 35Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 6600 is just 8.5%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 6600 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 50.9Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 69.2Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,107 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.2 SC Int 54.2 64.9
17.1 SC Float 25.8 31
23.1 SC Mixed 35 41
30.7% 38.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
65.4 QC Int 105 124
33.3 QC Float 49.8 59
43 QC Mixed 67.3 80.3
16.9% 74.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
70 MC Int 107 129
34.4 MC Float 50.9 61.3
47.6 MC Mixed 69.2 83.2
11.6% 75.8 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 58.5
SC Float 27.7
SC Mixed 37.5
33% 41.2 Pts
QC Int 117
QC Float 54.8
QC Mixed 74.7
19% 82.1 Pts
MC Int 117
MC Float 55
MC Mixed 74.4
12% 82.1 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 56.8
SC Float 27.3
SC Mixed 36.1
32% 40.1 Pts
QC Int 114
QC Float 53.8
QC Mixed 73.9
18% 80.6 Pts
MC Int 116
MC Float 53.8
MC Mixed 73.2
12% 80.8 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 55
SC Float 23.2
SC Mixed 36.8
31% 38.3 Pts
QC Int 100
QC Float 52.3
QC Mixed 72.5
17% 75 Pts
MC Int 98.9
MC Float 55.1
MC Mixed 72.1
12% 75.4 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 57.3
SC Float 27.1
SC Mixed 36.4
32% 40.3 Pts
QC Int 112
QC Float 53.2
QC Mixed 71.2
18% 78.7 Pts
MC Int 116
MC Float 54.2
MC Mixed 68.6
12% 79.7 Pts
J1PR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 58
SC Float 27.4
SC Mixed 36.7
33% 40.7 Pts
QC Int 105
QC Float 48.2
QC Mixed 69.6
17% 74.3 Pts
MC Int 115
MC Float 54.2
MC Mixed 73.6
12% 81 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 53.5
SC Float 26
SC Mixed 34.2
30% 37.9 Pts
QC Int 114
QC Float 51.4
QC Mixed 73.5
18% 79.5 Pts
MC Int 115
MC Float 50.2
MC Mixed 73.5
12% 79.6 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 55.5
SC Float 23.4
SC Mixed 33.2
30% 37.4 Pts
QC Int 100
QC Float 50.5
QC Mixed 68.4
17% 73 Pts
MC Int 116
MC Float 52.9
MC Mixed 72.1
12% 80.2 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 4.4
SC Float 15.9
SC Mixed 20.9
11% 13.7 Pts
QC Int 61.3
QC Float 33.5
QC Mixed 44.5
11% 46.4 Pts
MC Int 56.6
MC Float 21.7
MC Mixed 29.9
6% 36.1 Pts
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Typical Core2 6600 Builds (Compare 1,101 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 745

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $142

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 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

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