Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 benchmarks

Below are comparison charts, showing how the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 stands against other x86 CPUs in multi-threaded programs. The difference in performance between Core 2 Quad Q6600 and each of the listed processors is calculated as an average of differences in 11 multi-threaded benchmarks from our benchmark database. The list of test applications and programs includes Blowfish encryption, CINEBENCH R10, Euler3D, Fritz Chess Benchmark, PCMark05, MySQL 5.0.96 database test, and wPrime. Several audio and video encoding program are also taken into account, including FLAC audio encoding, H.264 video encoding, LAME MP3 audio encoding, and XVid video encoding.

Benchmarks of Intel Core 2 Quad CPUs for Socket 775

This chart shows how well the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 performs in comparison with other microprocessors from Core 2 Quad family. The "Specs" column in the chart shows differences between major specs for all processors. All Core 2 Quad parts in the graph below have 4 cores.

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ModelRelative performance Specs 
Core 2 Quad Q9550
126.8%2.83 GHz, 95W>
Core 2 Quad Q9505
118.8%2.83 GHz, 95W>
Core 2 Quad Q9400
114.5%2.67 GHz, 95W>
Core 2 Quad Q6700
108.3%2.67 GHz, 95W>
Core 2 Quad Q6600
100.0%2.4 GHz, 105W 
Core 2 Quad Q8200
99.9%2.33 GHz, 95W>

Intel CPUs with similar multi-threaded performance

This chart shows Intel microprocessors with approximately the same level of performance as the Core 2 Quad Q6600.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
Core i3-550
105.4%2C, 3.2 GHz, HT>
Pentium G2030
103.0%2C, 3 GHz>
Core i3-2120T
101.1%2C, 2.6 GHz, HT>
Pentium G870
101.0%2C, 3.1 GHz>
Core i3-540
100.7%2C, 3.07 GHz, HT>
Pentium G2020
100.2%2C, 2.9 GHz>
Core 2 Quad Q6600
100.0%4C, 2.4 GHz 
Core 2 Quad Q8200
99.9%4C, 2.33 GHz>
Celeron G1830
99.5%2C, 2.8 GHz>
Pentium G860
98.2%2C, 3 GHz>
Core i3-2100T
97.8%2C, 2.5 GHz, HT>
Core i3-530
97.6%2C, 2.93 GHz, HT>
Pentium G2010
97.4%2C, 2.8 GHz>

AMD CPUs with similar multi-threaded performance

This chart includes AMD processors with multi-threaded performance, similar to the Intel Q6600. For the differences between most important characteristics of listed CPUs please see the "Specs" column.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
AMD Athlon II X4 620e
103.7%4C, 2.6 GHz>
AMD Athlon II X4 620
103.2%4C, 2.6 GHz>
AMD Phenom X4 9850 (125W, BE)
102.3%4C, 2.5 GHz, 2MB>
AMD Athlon II X4 615e
101.5%4C, 2.5 GHz>
AMD A6-3620
101.3%4C, 2.2 GHz>
AMD A8-5500
100.0%4C, 3.2 GHz>
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
100.0%4C, 2.4 GHz 
AMD Athlon X4 740
99.8%4C, 3.2 GHz>
AMD Athlon II X3 460
99.3%3C, 3.4 GHz>
AMD Athlon II X3 455
98.3%3C, 3.3 GHz>
AMD Phenom II X3 740
98.2%3C, 3 GHz, 6MB>
AMD Athlon II X4 610e
98.1%4C, 2.4 GHz>
AMD Phenom II X3 B75
97.8%3C, 3 GHz, 6MB>

Core 2 Quad Q6600 compared to the fastest desktop CPUs

This chart shows how the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 stands against the fastest desktop x86 microprocessors from our benchmark database. All CPUs in the graph feature 4 cores.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
Core i7-4770K
266.7%3.5 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-4771
266.1%3.5 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-4770
263.6%3.4 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-4770S
255.0%3.1 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-3770
255.0%3.4 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-3770K
254.6%3.5 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-3770S
243.8%3.1 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-2700K
240.0%3.5 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-2600
235.7%3.4 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i7-2600K
235.7%3.4 GHz, 8MB, HT>
Core i5-4670
225.0%3.4 GHz, 6MB>
Core i5-4670K
223.9%3.4 GHz, 6MB>
Core 2 Quad Q6600
100.0%2.4 GHz 

Popular performance comparisons

This chart demonstrates relative multi-threading performance of processors, that are most commonly compared to the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600.

ModelRelative performance Specs 
Core i7-4770K
266.7%4C, 3.5 GHz, HT>
Core 2 Quad Q9550
126.8%4C, 2.83 GHz>
Core 2 Quad Q6700
108.3%4C, 2.67 GHz>
Core 2 Quad Q6600
100.0%4C, 2.4 GHz 
Core 2 Quad Q8200
99.9%4C, 2.33 GHz>
Core 2 Duo E8400
75.9%2C, 3 GHz>
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 is a quad-core desktop CPU, operating at 2.4 GHz. The microprocessor has 8MB L2 cache, and 105 Watt Thermal Design Power. More details about this CPU you can find on the Q6600 specs page.

More information

For averaged single- threaded performance please see Q6600 single-threaded benchmarks page.

Comparison of all tested Core 2 Quad processors can be found on the Intel Core 2 Quad benchmarks page.

Color codes

The benchmark charts use the following colors:
A6-Series
A8-Series
Athlon II X3
Athlon II X4
Athlon X4
Celeron Dual-Core
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Quad
Core i3
Core i5
Core i7
Pentium Dual-Core
Phenom II X3
Phenom X4