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Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA775

Clockspeed: 2.4 GHz

Cores: 4 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 105 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 4 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 2 x 4096 KB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2008

CPUmark/$Price: 47.83

Overall Rank: 2889

Last Price Change: $37.91 USD (2023-03-11)

Average CPU Mark
rating
1813

Single Thread Rating: 953
Samples: 7423*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 2,816
Thread: 928

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

Integer Math7,868 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math3,951 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers10 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting5,301 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption482.9 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression40,117 KBytes/Sec
Physics159 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions721 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread953 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 22nd of February 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 22nd of February 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 22nd of February 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 22nd of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,429
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,359
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,668
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,590
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,023
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,917
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,354
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,775
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,385
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,186
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
1,813
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 22nd of February 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.90
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.70
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.12
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.17
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.27
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.76
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
47.83
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.49
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 22nd of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,639
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,180
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,043
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,932
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,841
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,705
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,360
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,937
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,662
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,569
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
953
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2025088 - Feb 15 2024
1844
BL2023768 - Feb 13 2024
1911
BL2014687 - Feb 03 2024
2558
BL2007676 - Jan 27 2024
1309
BL2003005 - Jan 21 2024
1969
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
As of 22nd of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
1,813
Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
2,110 (+16.4%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
1,970 (+8.6%)
AMD Phenom 9650 Quad-Core vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
1,713 (-5.6%)
AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
1,577 (-13.0%)
AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
1,549 (-14.6%)
AMD Phenom 9600B Quad-Core vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
1,822 (+0.5%)
Intel Core2 Quad Q9450 @ 2.66GHz vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
2,180 (+20.2%)
AMD Phenom II X4 925 vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
2,246 (+23.9%)
AMD Phenom II X4 920 vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
2,209 (+21.8%)
AMD A8-3820 APU vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
2,174 (+19.9%)
AMD Phenom 9750 Quad-Core vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
1,833 (+1.1%)
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core vs Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
1,656 (-8.7%)

Is the Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 22nd of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,261
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,073
Intel Core i9-14900F
8,868
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,565
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,416
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,187
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,041
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,865
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,797
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,602
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,545
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,544
Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
147