Core 2 Duo E6600: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregated performance score

Core 2 Duo E6600 provides poor benchmark performance at 0.59% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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Summary

This is a Conroe architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 65 manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2400 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is processor with a TDP of 65 Watt.

Primary details

Core 2 Duo E6600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2674
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation3.46
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesCore 2 Duo (Desktop)
Architecture codenameConroe (2006−2007)
Release dateno data
Current price$30 of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

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)
Threads2
Boost clock speed2.4 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
Bus support1066 MHz
Chip lithography65 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Duo E6600 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.

Power consumption (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Duo E6600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark 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 E6600 0.59

Passmark

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: 68%

Core 2 Duo E6600 919

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: 42%

Core 2 Duo E6600 261

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: 42%

Core 2 Duo E6600 416

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Core 2 Duo E6600 2462

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Core 2 Duo E6600 4698

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Core 2 Duo E6600 2052

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Core 2 Duo E6600 1

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Core 2 Duo E6600 117

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

Core 2 Duo E6600 62

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Core 2 Duo E6600 0.2

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Core 2 Duo E6600 1173

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Core 2 Duo E6600 43

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Core 2 Duo E6600 8

Geekbench 2

Benchmark coverage: 5%

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Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Core 2 Duo E6600's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core 2 Duo E6600 is Athlon 64 X2 FX-60, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core 2 Duo E6600, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core 2 Duo E6600 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 3143 configurations using Core 2 Duo E6600 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
1.7% (53/3143)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.03% (1/3143)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.03% (1/3143)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (7/3143)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.03% (1/3143)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.2% (7/3143)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.03% (1/3143)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.1% (4/3143)
RTX 3070 Ti GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
0.03% (1/3143)
RTX 4060 Ti GeForce RTX 4060 Ti
0.06% (2/3143)

Community ratings

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