Intel Core 2 Duo E4600: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core 2 Duo E4600
Intel Core 2 Duo E4600
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Year of release 2007
Performance 0.63


Intel started Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 sales on October 2007. This is an Allendale architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2400 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA775 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Core 2 Duo E4600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2555
Value for money0.47
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameAllendale (2006−2009)
Release dateOctober 2007
(15 years old)
Current price$56 of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speed2.4 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed2.4 GHzof 7.3 (Ryzen 9 7900)
L1 cache64 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache2 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache0 KBof 32768 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography65 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size111 mm2
Maximum core temperature73 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors167 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range0.85V-1.5V


Information on Core 2 Duo E4600 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo E4600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Demand Based Switching-
FSB parity-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Duo E4600's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR1, DDR2, DDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Duo E4600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Core 2 Duo E4600 0.63
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

Core 2 Duo E4600 785

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Core 2 Duo E4600 284

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Core 2 Duo E4600 499

Is Core 2 Duo E4600 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Duo E4600 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

Core 2 Duo E4600 AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo E4600 by AMD is Athlon 64 X2 5000+, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Athlon 64 X2 5000+

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Duo E4600:

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Athlon 64 X2 5000+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+ Athlon 64 X2 5800+
Intel Core 2 Duo E6540 Core 2 Duo E6540
Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 Core 2 Duo E4700
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Core 2 Duo E6400
Intel Pentium E2220 Pentium E2220

Best GPU for Core 2 Duo E4600

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core 2 Duo E4600, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core 2 Duo E4600 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 1351 configurations based on Core 2 Duo E4600 in our database.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.1% (2/1351)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.07% (1/1351)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.4% (6/1351)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.2% (3/1351)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.2% (3/1351)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3070
0.07% (1/1351)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
0.07% (1/1351)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GeForce RTX 3060
0.07% (1/1351)

User rating

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