Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
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Performance 1.68


This is a Kentsfield architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 65 manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2666 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is processor with a TDP of 130 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1885
Value for money2.94
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesCore 2 Extreme (Desktop)
Architecture codenameKentsfield (2007)
Release dateno data
Current price$312 of 16241 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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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 cores4 (Quad-Core)
Boost clock speed2.67 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
Bus support1066 MHz
Chip lithography65 nmof 4 (Ryzen 7 7840HS)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-


Information on Core 2 Extreme QX6700 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)130 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Extreme QX6700. 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 Extreme QX6700 1.68
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  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit 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 Extreme QX6700 2118

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 Extreme QX6700 2725

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 Extreme QX6700 9520

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 Extreme QX6700 4022

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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Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Extreme QX6700 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Extreme QX6700 from AMD is Athlon X4 730, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Athlon X4 730 Athlon X4 730

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Extreme QX6700:

Similar processors

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

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core 2 Extreme QX6700, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core 2 Extreme QX6700 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 64 configurations based on Core 2 Extreme QX6700 in our database.

User rating

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4.2 40 votes

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