A quad core processor developed by Intel (which in fact it's composed of two Core 2 Duo processors). It features a cache memory up to 12MB and 1333MHz FSB.
It's preceeded by the Core 2 Duo line and suceeded by the new Core i7 line, a quad core processor supporting Hyper Threading Technlolgy (8 threads) and a new socket and FSB speed as well.
The Q6600 is a mainstream Core 2 Quad processor running at 2.4GHz, 1066MHz FSB and 8MB L2 cache. It competes with AMD's Phenom processor.