Intel Core 2 Duo E6700: specs and benchmarks



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 2660 MHz and a locked multiplier.

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

It provides poor benchmark performance at 0.79% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

Core 2 Duo E6700 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2498
Value for money0.98
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesCore 2 Duo (Desktop)
Architecture codenameConroe (2006−2007)
Release dateno data
Current price$18 of 15710 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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)
Boost clock speed2.66 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
Bus support1066 MHz
Chip lithography65 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-


Information on Core 2 Duo E6700 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 E6700. 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 E6700 0.79


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 E6700 990

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: 41%

Core 2 Duo E6700 320

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: 41%

Core 2 Duo E6700 546

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 E6700 2710

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: 20%

Core 2 Duo E6700 5110

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 E6700 2354

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Duo E6700 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core 2 Duo E6700 is Athlon II X2 240e, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 7 positions in our ranking.

Athlon II X2 240eAthlon IIX2 240e

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Duo E6700:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 100
AMD A4-3300 97.47

Similar processors

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

Athlon 64 FX-62Athlon 64FX-62
Core 2 Duo E6600Core 2Duo E6600
Core 2 Duo E6850Core 2Duo E6850
Core 2 Extreme X6800Core 2Extreme X6800
Athlon 64 X2 4600+Athlon 64X2 4600+

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core 2 Duo E6700, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core 2 Duo E6700 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 333 configurations based on Core 2 Duo E6700 in our database.

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