Average Bench: 17.1% (991st of 1203)

more Based on 6,341 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000006F6, , BFEBFBFF000006F7, 0000000000000000, AFEBFBFF000006F6, 07C0A97B000006F6, BFEBFBFF000006FB, BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 11%Average: 17.1% Great: 21%
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 8%
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Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 6600 averaged 82.9% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 34.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 66.1Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 6600 is just 9.8%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 6600 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 68.8Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 68.7Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,341 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.3 1-Core 34.9 42.4
35.5 2-Core 66.1 83.2
24% 50.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
42.2 4-Core 67.3 83.1
46.4 8-Core 68.7 82.7
9.3% 68 Pts
Min Avg Max
43.6 64-Core 68.8 83.1
4.6% 68.8 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
1-Core 37.1
2-Core 73.6
26% 55.3 Pts
4-Core 74.3
8-Core 68.9
10% 71.6 Pts
64-Core 72.5
5% 72.5 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 37.6
2-Core 71.9
26% 54.8 Pts
4-Core 72
8-Core 72.5
10% 72.2 Pts
64-Core 72.2
5% 72.2 Pts
J3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 37.3
2-Core 74.2
26% 55.8 Pts
4-Core 71.4
8-Core 73.2
10% 72.3 Pts
64-Core 72.8
5% 72.8 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 36.9
2-Core 70.1
25% 53.5 Pts
4-Core 73.8
8-Core 72.2
10% 73 Pts
64-Core 72
5% 72 Pts
XU1 PROCESSOR, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
1-Core 37.2
2-Core 72.5
26% 54.8 Pts
4-Core 70.1
8-Core 71.4
10% 70.8 Pts
64-Core 73.8
5% 73.8 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
1-Core 36.4
2-Core 73.4
26% 54.9 Pts
4-Core 70.2
8-Core 74.1
10% 72.1 Pts
64-Core 75
5% 75 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 36.7
2-Core 69.2
25% 52.9 Pts
4-Core 69.8
8-Core 70
10% 69.9 Pts
64-Core 70.4
5% 70.4 Pts
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 35.4
2-Core 70.3
25% 52.9 Pts
4-Core 63.7
8-Core 71.3
9% 67.5 Pts
64-Core 58.6
4% 58.6 Pts
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Typical Core2 6600 Builds (Compare 1,331 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
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: 21% - Poor Total price: $122

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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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