Average Bench: 40.8% (960th of 1316)

more Based on 3,656 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, BFEBFBFF00010676, , 000000000001067A, AFEBFBFF00010676, BFEBFBFF0000057A, AFEBFBFF0001067A, 0FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 27%Average: 40.8% Great: 45%
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop 47%
Workstation 27%

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T9600 averaged 59.2% 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. Memory Latency 67.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 44.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9600 is just 18%. 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 86.6Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 86.5Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 3,656 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.3 Memory 67.4 74.5
15.7 1-Core 44.9 51.9
27.2 2-Core 84.4 101
42.9% 65.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
32.6 4-Core 85.1 101
31.5 8-Core 86.5 101
11.7% 85.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
31.1 64-Core 86.6 101
5.8% 86.6 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.6
1-Core 50.7
2-Core 101
46% 73.2 Pts
4-Core 96.4
8-Core 99.6
13% 98 Pts
64-Core 95.7
6% 95.7 Pts
Socket 479, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.6
1-Core 49.2
2-Core 85.4
44% 67.1 Pts
4-Core 85.7
8-Core 40
10% 62.8 Pts
64-Core 43.3
3% 43.3 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Memory 57
1-Core 48.8
2-Core 101
42% 68.8 Pts
4-Core 98.9
8-Core 100
14% 99.5 Pts
64-Core 95.2
6% 95.2 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation 2%
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System: HP EliteBook 8530w

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $170

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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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2 months ago.

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


14 months ago.

just put one in a dell e6400 very nice upgrade


2 years 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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