Average Bench: 22.4% (873rd of 1206)

more Based on 2,948 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, BFEBFBFF00010676, , 000000000001067A, AFEBFBFF00010676, BFEBFBFF0000057A, AFEBFBFF0001067A, 0FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 13%Average: 22.4% Great: 25%
Gaming 22%
Desktop 28%
Workstation 10%
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Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T9600 averaged 77.5% 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.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 45.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 86.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9600 is just 12.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo T9600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 89.4Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 89.3Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 2,948 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.1 1-Core 45.9 52
39.6 2-Core 86.6 101
31.5% 66.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
45.7 4-Core 88.2 101
48.5 8-Core 89.3 101
12.1% 88.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
45.8 64-Core 89.4 101
6% 89.4 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 52.4
2-Core 97.7
36% 75.1 Pts
4-Core 97.9
8-Core 101
14% 99.3 Pts
64-Core 90.3
6% 90.3 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.1
2-Core 99
36% 75.1 Pts
4-Core 99.3
8-Core 95.9
14% 97.6 Pts
64-Core 98.4
7% 98.4 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 50.4
2-Core 99.5
35% 74.9 Pts
4-Core 101
8-Core 99.7
14% 100 Pts
64-Core 99.3
7% 99.3 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.1
2-Core 90.8
34% 70.9 Pts
4-Core 93.3
8-Core 98.9
13% 96.1 Pts
64-Core 99.4
7% 99.4 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 47.3
2-Core 59.9
27% 53.6 Pts
4-Core 76.1
8-Core 85.1
11% 80.6 Pts
64-Core 98.3
7% 98.3 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 49.1
2-Core 37.2
24% 43.2 Pts
4-Core 78.2
8-Core 86
11% 82.1 Pts
64-Core 86.5
6% 86.5 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 46.4
2-Core 43.5
24% 45 Pts
4-Core 43.8
8-Core 46.2
6% 45 Pts
64-Core 46.3
3% 46.3 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,641,434 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 28%
Workstation 13%
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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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8 months ago.

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


14 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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