Average Bench: 15.5% (888th of 1184)

more Based on 2,805 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, BFEBFBFF00010676, , 000000000001067A, AFEBFBFF00010676, BFEBFBFF0000057A, AFEBFBFF0001067A, 0FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 8%Average: 15.5% Great: 18%
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T9600 averaged 84.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 45.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 86.1Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9600 is just 9.69%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo T9600 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 89.2Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 88.9Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,805 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.6 1-Core 45.6 52
37.1 2-Core 86.1 101
31.2% 65.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
43.2 4-Core 87.8 101
43.7 8-Core 88.9 101
12.1% 88.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
44.6 64-Core 89.2 101
6% 89.2 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 50.9
2-Core 100
36% 75.5 Pts
4-Core 101
8-Core 101
14% 101 Pts
64-Core 99.8
7% 99.8 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 51.9
2-Core 98.4
36% 75.2 Pts
4-Core 97.8
8-Core 95.4
13% 96.6 Pts
64-Core 98.6
7% 98.6 Pts
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 50
2-Core 95.9
34% 72.9 Pts
4-Core 96.7
8-Core 94
13% 95.3 Pts
64-Core 76.9
5% 76.9 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 47.5
2-Core 93.8
33% 70.7 Pts
4-Core 96.4
8-Core 93.4
13% 94.9 Pts
64-Core 95.5
6% 95.5 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 47.9
2-Core 95.7
34% 71.8 Pts
4-Core 93.8
8-Core 94.4
13% 94.1 Pts
64-Core 99.2
7% 99.2 Pts
Socket 478, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.7
2-Core 86.2
32% 67.4 Pts
4-Core 82.3
8-Core 89.7
12% 86 Pts
64-Core 97.7
7% 97.7 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 49.7
2-Core 88
33% 68.8 Pts
4-Core 82.9
8-Core 79.9
11% 81.4 Pts
64-Core 77.6
5% 77.6 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 19.9
2-Core 38.9
14% 29.4 Pts
4-Core 39.6
8-Core 38.2
5% 38.9 Pts
64-Core 39.9
3% 39.9 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 28%
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Workstation
Workstation 13%
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System: Dell Latitude E6400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 17% - Very poor Total price: $192

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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6 months ago.

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


Terrible

12 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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