Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
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Performance 1.72


This is 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 Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

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

Place in performance rating1985
Value for money1.77
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesCore 2 Quad (Desktop)
Architecture codenameKentsfield (2007)
Release dateno data
Price now$67 of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
Value for money

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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 speed2.4 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
Bus support1066 MHz
Chip lithography65 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
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.

Thermal design power (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.

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 Quad Q6600 1.72
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU


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 1781

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Core 2 Quad Q6600 330

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Benchmark coverage: 37%

Core 2 Quad Q6600 1030

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

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Quad Q6600 from AMD is Athlon 64 FX-72, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

AMD Athlon 64 FX-72 Athlon 64 FX-72

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

AMD A6-7470K 101.16
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 100

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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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9500 Core 2 Quad Q9500
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Core 2 Quad Q9550
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Core 2 Duo E6850
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 Core 2 Duo E6700
AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 Athlon 64 FX-62

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