Intel Core 2 Duo 'Conroe' E6700 & X6800 Benchmarks

HDTach & Cinebench


HDTach is a free hard disk benchmarking program from SimpliSoftware. This benchmark is not only capable of producing results on hard disk access times but also CPU usage required during disk access.


Very little difference was observed in the hard disk burst speed, which was to be expected as all tests were performed with the same hard disk and controller.

A small difference can be seen in the CPU utilisation during the tests, with the Core 2 Duo's performing 1-2% better than the Pentium4.

Cinebench 9.5

Cinebench is a benchmarking tool based on the powerful 3D software Cinema 4D. Consequently, the results of tests conducted using cinebench carry significant weight when analyzing a computer’s performance in everyday use.

Cinebench CPU Cinebench OpenGL

Looking at the CPU benchmark above, we can see that only a minimal performance increase was observed when Cinebench made use of HyperThreading on the Pentium4. However, when Cinebench made use of both cores present on the Conroe processors, the results more than doubled, leaving the Pentium4 for dust!

The OpenGL graphics benchmarks were more closely matched, with the Pentium4 scoring around 600 points lower in all tests.
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Most Recent Comments

22-08-2006, 13:06:24

Mmmmmm - conroe PWNS Quote

22-08-2006, 13:12:47

You guys are putting out reviews like mad. Awesome job, good read. Keep up the great work.Quote

22-08-2006, 13:39:03

soooooooooooo many reviews I love it!!!! awesome review guys!Quote

22-08-2006, 13:43:42

mmm those benchies make me happy in the pants lol. Nice work on the review Quote

22-08-2006, 13:47:00

Not to be a nit picker but I don't think the review is fair. If you used an Intel Pentium D 3GHz, it'd be more fair, but that's Dual Core vs Single Core..

Nice review though, overall.Quote

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