Average Bench: 14% (926th of 1182)

Based on 1,951 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00010676, 0000000000010676, BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz
Poor: 8%Average: 14% Great: 16%
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 25%
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T9400 averaged 85.9% 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 41.5Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 78Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9400 is just 8.42%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo T9400 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 81.1Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 80.3Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,951 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.1 1-Core 41.5 47.2
35.9 2-Core 78 91.3
28.4% 59.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
40.3 4-Core 79.2 91.3
43.9 8-Core 80.3 91.6
10.9% 79.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
43.1 64-Core 81.1 91.5
5.4% 81.1 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
1-Core 46.4
2-Core 92.5
33% 69.4 Pts
4-Core 90.9
8-Core 91.9
12% 91.4 Pts
64-Core 91.7
6% 91.7 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 47.4
2-Core 88.6
32% 68 Pts
4-Core 90.3
8-Core 91.6
12% 90.9 Pts
64-Core 90.6
6% 90.6 Pts
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 46
2-Core 88.7
32% 67.3 Pts
4-Core 90.1
8-Core 92.1
12% 91.1 Pts
64-Core 91.2
6% 91.2 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 45.2
2-Core 89.8
32% 67.5 Pts
4-Core 89.7
8-Core 87.9
12% 88.8 Pts
64-Core 84.3
6% 84.3 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
1-Core 45.5
2-Core 71.7
29% 58.6 Pts
4-Core 78
8-Core 79.2
11% 78.6 Pts
64-Core 88.7
6% 88.7 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 42.6
2-Core 87.4
30% 65 Pts
4-Core 70.2
8-Core 79.9
10% 75.1 Pts
64-Core 72.6
5% 72.6 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 27%
Workstation 13%
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DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9400 (6M Cache, 2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Code NamePenryn
Launch DateQ3'08
Processor NumberT9400
# of Cores2
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range1.050V-1.162V
Recommended Price$250.00 - $331.00
Clock Speed2.53 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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