Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600: specs and benchmarks

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Core 2 Quad Q6600
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
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Year of release no data
Performance 1.43


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 2400 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is processor with a TDP of 105 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2061
Place by popularity94
Value for money1.77
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesCore 2 Quad (Desktop)
Architecture codenameKentsfield (2007)
Release dateno data
Current price$67 of 15854 (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 cores4 (Quad-Core)
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-


Information on Core 2 Quad Q6600 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)105 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Quad Q6600. 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 Quad Q6600 1.43


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 Quad Q6600 1801

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%

Core 2 Quad Q6600 271

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 Quad Q6600 762

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 Quad Q6600 2460

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 Quad Q6600 8800

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 Quad Q6600 3547

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Quad Q6600 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core 2 Quad Q6600 is Athlon II X3 450, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 4 positions in our ranking.

Athlon II X3 450Athlon IIX3 450

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Quad Q6600:

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 Quad Q6600, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core 2 Quad Q6600 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 11388 configurations based on Core 2 Quad Q6600 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.4% (44/11388)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.03% (3/11388)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.009% (1/11388)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (21/11388)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.009% (1/11388)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.08% (9/11388)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.04% (5/11388)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.1% (17/11388)
RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.03% (3/11388)
RTX 3070 Ti GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
0.009% (1/11388)

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