Average Bench: 21.9% (837th of 1158)

more Based on 2,537 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, BFEBFBFF00010676, , 000000000001067A, AFEBFBFF00010676, BFEBFBFF0000057A, AFEBFBFF0001067A, 0FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 13%Average: 21.9% Great: 25%
Gaming 22%
Desktop 28%
Workstation 13%
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Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T9600 averaged 78.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Single Core Integer Speed 62.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 46.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9600 is just 11.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo T9600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 71.1Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 90.2Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 2,537 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.7 SC Int 62.1 70.3
20.7 SC Float 36.7 41.2
23.6 SC Mixed 46.2 52
38.7% 48.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
61.9 QC Int 119 137
34.7 QC Float 69.6 79.8
42.8 QC Mixed 88.4 101
21.1% 92.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
62.3 MC Int 122 138
37.9 MC Float 71.1 80.2
45.8 MC Mixed 90.2 101
14.3% 94.4 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 68.4
SC Float 40
SC Mixed 50.4
42% 52.9 Pts
QC Int 136
QC Float 80
QC Mixed 101
24% 106 Pts
MC Int 137
MC Float 80.3
MC Mixed 102
16% 106 Pts
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 68.8
SC Float 39.1
SC Mixed 49.8
42% 52.6 Pts
QC Int 135
QC Float 79.5
QC Mixed 101
24% 105 Pts
MC Int 136
MC Float 78.6
MC Mixed 101
16% 105 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 66.8
SC Float 39.7
SC Mixed 49.5
42% 52 Pts
QC Int 134
QC Float 77.2
QC Mixed 97.8
24% 103 Pts
MC Int 133
MC Float 79.3
MC Mixed 98.7
16% 104 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 66.8
SC Float 38.9
SC Mixed 49.6
42% 51.8 Pts
QC Int 131
QC Float 76.4
QC Mixed 85.6
22% 97.6 Pts
MC Int 129
MC Float 76.4
MC Mixed 96.5
15% 101 Pts
Socket 478, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 57.8
SC Float 33.6
SC Mixed 45
36% 45.5 Pts
QC Int 115
QC Float 71.4
QC Mixed 85.9
21% 90.8 Pts
MC Int 124
MC Float 68.9
MC Mixed 91
14% 94.5 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
SC Int 34.6
SC Float 23.6
SC Mixed 20.8
21% 26.3 Pts
QC Int 84.4
QC Float 52.7
QC Mixed 71.3
16% 69.5 Pts
MC Int 95.5
MC Float 54.8
MC Mixed 77.4
12% 75.9 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 31%
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Workstation 14%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $262

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DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9600 (6M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Code NamePenryn
Launch DateQ3'08
Processor NumberT9600
# of Cores2
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range1.05V-1.2125V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.8 GHz
Bus Speed1066 MHz FSB
Max TDP35 W
FSB ParityNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesNo
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Demand Based SwitchingNo


Package Size35mm x 35mm
Sockets SupportedBGA479, PGA478
Processing Die Size107 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors410 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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1 month ago.

Paired up with Max memory (8GB) and a 180GB SSD the speed is quite impressive


7 months ago.

In 2018, this CPU is a terrible performer in gaming. Many games easily max out the utilization. However, for regular use on the Windows 10 environment and web browsing, the T9600 meets expectations. Dual cores at 2.8 GHz on the Penryn architecture serves passably. Doing much more is not a good idea on this processor.

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