Intel Core 2 Duo E6420: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420


Intel started Core 2 Duo E6420 sales on April 2007. This is Conroe 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 2.133 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is an Intel Socket 775 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 4.28 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core 2 Duo E6420 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Achitecture codename
Release date
April 2007
Price now
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core 2 Duo E6420's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core 2 Duo E6420's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
2.133 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64 KB
L2 cache
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
111 mm2
Transistor count
167 million
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support


Information on Core 2 Duo E6420 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
of 1055 (Core i9-10900KF)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core 2 Duo E6420.
Supported memory types

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Duo E6420. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core 2 Duo E6420 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Duo E6420 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo E6420 from AMD is Athlon 64 X2 5200+, which is faster by 1% and higher by 9 positions in our rating.

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