Average Bench: 21.3% (893rd of 1203)

Based on 621 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00010676 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9500 @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 12%Average: 21.3% Great: 24%
Gaming 21%
Desktop 26%
Workstation 10%
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Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T9500 averaged 78.6% 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 43.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 82.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9500 is just 11.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo T9500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 86Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 84.9Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 621 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.2 1-Core 43.6 49.2
40 2-Core 82.5 93.9
29.9% 63 Pts
Min Avg Max
42.4 4-Core 83.6 94.1
44.4 8-Core 84.9 94
11.5% 84.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
42.2 64-Core 86 94.3
5.8% 86 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 48.9
2-Core 93.4
34% 71.2 Pts
4-Core 93.7
8-Core 91.6
13% 92.6 Pts
64-Core 91.1
6% 91.1 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 41.8
2-Core 87.3
30% 64.6 Pts
4-Core 93.4
8-Core 90.2
13% 91.8 Pts
64-Core 89.4
6% 89.4 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 36.8
2-Core 90
29% 63.4 Pts
4-Core 81.5
8-Core 91.1
12% 86.3 Pts
64-Core 89
6% 89 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 40.7
2-Core 66.4
26% 53.6 Pts
4-Core 74.4
8-Core 79.3
10% 76.9 Pts
64-Core 91.2
6% 91.2 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
1-Core 23.8
2-Core 54.4
18% 39.1 Pts
4-Core 89.8
8-Core 90.5
12% 90.2 Pts
64-Core 90.8
6% 90.8 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 21
2-Core 41.6
15% 31.3 Pts
4-Core 42.7
8-Core 40
6% 41.3 Pts
64-Core 41.4
3% 41.4 Pts
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Desktop 28%
Workstation 13%
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DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9500 (6M Cache, 2.60 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
Code NamePenryn
Launch DateQ1'08
Processor NumberT9500
# of Cores2
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range1.000V-1.250V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.6 GHz
Bus Speed800 MHz FSB
Max TDP35 W
FSB ParityNo

Advanced Technologies

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


Package Size35mm x 35mm
Sockets SupportedBGA479, PGA478, PPGA478
Processing Die Size107 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors410 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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