Intel Core 2 Duo E6600: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
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Performance 0.74

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.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

0.74%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

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General info

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

Place in performance rating2484
Value for money3.46
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesCore 2 Duo (Desktop)
Architecture codenameConroe (2006−2007)
Release dateno data
Current price$30 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)
Threads2
Boost clock speed2.4 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
Bus support1066 MHz
Chip lithography65 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

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.

Thermal design power (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.


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 E6600 0.74
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • Geekbench 2

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: 67%

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: 37%

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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 E6600 567

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%

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Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

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: 14%

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%

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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: 12%

Core 2 Duo E6600 1173

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: 12%

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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: 12%

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Geekbench 2

Benchmark coverage: 5%

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Is Core 2 Duo E6600 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Duo E6600 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Core 2 Duo E6600 AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo E6600 from AMD is Athlon 64 X2 5600+, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Best GPUs for Core 2 Duo E6600

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 2103 configurations based on Core 2 Duo E6600 in our database.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.7% (15/2103)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.3% (7/2103)
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.05% (1/2103)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.3% (7/2103)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.5% (11/2103)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
0.05% (1/2103)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
0.1% (2/2103)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
0.1% (2/2103)
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Radeon RX 6700 XT
0.05% (1/2103)

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