Intel Core2 Duo E6420 

Released April, 2007
  • 2.13 GHz
  • Dual core
5.1 Out of 10

While the 1.8GHz E6320 has been a pleasant house guest, just a tenner more nabs this E6420 with nearly 300MHz extra on the clock.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2007)
The performance difference is not vast, but it's a welcome boost.
by Tech Radar (Aug, 2007)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core2 Duo E6420 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core2 Duo E6420
4.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core2 Duo E6420
5.0
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core2 Duo E6420
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core2 Duo E6420
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core2 Duo E6420
4.8
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core2 Duo E6420
6.2
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core2 Duo E6420
5.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core2 Duo E6420

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E6420
2,066
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E6420
1,148
Core i3 3220
2,501

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E6420
91,000 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
Pentium E5700
127,200 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E6420
1,947
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Duo E6420
2,170
Core i3 3220
5,707

GeekBench

Core2 Duo E6420
3,573
Core i3 3220
8,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core2 Duo E6420
1,383
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Core2 Duo E6420
807
Core i3 3220
1,764

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core2 Duo E6420

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 2.13 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE3
  5. Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 1.56 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB
Clock speed 1,066 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm
Transistor count 291,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 8
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 60.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.37 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None
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