Average Bench: 39.5% (959th of 1258)

more Based on 7,409 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000006F6, , BFEBFBFF000006F7, 0000000000000000, AFEBFBFF000006F6, 07C0A97B000006F6, BFEBFBFF000006FB, BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 28%Average: 39.5% Great: 45%
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 26%

Poor average bench

The Intel Core2 6600 averaged 60.5% 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 68Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 34.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 6600 is just 16.4%. 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 67.5Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 67.3Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 7,409 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.5 Memory 68 77.4
22.8 1-Core 34.9 41.1
36.2 2-Core 65.3 78.2
38.6% 56.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
39.9 4-Core 66.5 80.6
42.7 8-Core 67.3 78.5
9.1% 66.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
41.5 64-Core 67.5 82.1
4.5% 67.5 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Memory 75.2
1-Core 37.2
2-Core 74.3
43% 62.2 Pts
4-Core 73.7
8-Core 74.2
10% 73.9 Pts
64-Core 74.9
5% 74.9 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Memory 75.1
1-Core 37
2-Core 74.2
42% 62.1 Pts
4-Core 74.7
8-Core 72
10% 73.3 Pts
64-Core 74.8
5% 74.8 Pts
J3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.2
1-Core 34.3
2-Core 63.7
40% 57.1 Pts
4-Core 66
8-Core 65.8
9% 65.9 Pts
64-Core 65.4
4% 65.4 Pts
LGA 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.8
1-Core 34.3
2-Core 65.2
39% 56.8 Pts
4-Core 65.8
8-Core 63.7
9% 64.8 Pts
64-Core 65.2
4% 65.2 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.4
1-Core 36.6
2-Core 73.6
40% 59.2 Pts
4-Core 73.2
8-Core 75.1
10% 74.1 Pts
64-Core 72.9
5% 72.9 Pts
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Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $132

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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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