Average Bench: 18.5% (917th of 1158)

more Based on 4,973 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, , BFEBFBFF00010676, 0000000000010676, 000000000001067A, BFEBFBFF0000057A, 1FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 11%Average: 18.5% Great: 21%
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 11%
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Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo P8600 averaged 81.5% 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.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 52.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 38.8Pts

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo P8600 is just 9.85%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo P8600 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 60.3Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 76.5Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,973 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.1 SC Int 52.4 60.2
16.4 SC Float 31.1 35.5
19.9 SC Mixed 38.8 44.8
32.7% 40.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
55.1 QC Int 101 117
31.8 QC Float 58.8 68.2
40.8 QC Mixed 74.3 86.4
17.8% 78 Pts
Min Avg Max
61.1 MC Int 103 117
32.5 MC Float 60.3 68.3
46 MC Mixed 76.5 86.6
12.2% 80.1 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 58
SC Float 34.1
SC Mixed 43.6
36% 45.2 Pts
QC Int 113
QC Float 67
QC Mixed 84.9
20% 88.2 Pts
MC Int 99.1
MC Float 64.2
MC Mixed 83.3
12% 82.2 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 37.4
SC Float 33.3
SC Mixed 42.4
30% 37.7 Pts
QC Int 113
QC Float 67
QC Mixed 84.2
20% 88.2 Pts
MC Int 115
MC Float 67.1
MC Mixed 83.9
14% 88.6 Pts
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 55.7
SC Float 33.7
SC Mixed 39.8
34% 43.1 Pts
QC Int 115
QC Float 67.6
QC Mixed 85.1
20% 89.2 Pts
MC Int 117
MC Float 67.3
MC Mixed 84
14% 89.5 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 52.7
SC Float 31.9
SC Mixed 39.8
33% 41.5 Pts
QC Int 116
QC Float 67.1
QC Mixed 82.9
20% 88.6 Pts
MC Int 115
MC Float 63.3
MC Mixed 85.8
13% 88.2 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 56.9
SC Float 33.8
SC Mixed 36.8
34% 42.5 Pts
QC Int 113
QC Float 65.6
QC Mixed 83.5
20% 87.3 Pts
MC Int 110
MC Float 63.2
MC Mixed 83.4
13% 85.5 Pts
Socket 479, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 57.9
SC Float 33.5
SC Mixed 42.3
36% 44.6 Pts
QC Int 91.9
QC Float 51.2
QC Mixed 68.4
16% 70.5 Pts
MC Int 105
MC Float 58.7
MC Mixed 79.8
12% 81.1 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 56.6
SC Float 32.6
SC Mixed 38.3
34% 42.5 Pts
QC Int 103
QC Float 60.2
QC Mixed 71.9
18% 78.3 Pts
MC Int 97.8
MC Float 58.3
MC Mixed 73.1
12% 76.4 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 53.6
SC Float 29.4
SC Mixed 39.6
33% 40.9 Pts
QC Int 59.2
QC Float 40.2
QC Mixed 64.8
12% 54.7 Pts
MC Int 99.7
MC Float 56.1
MC Mixed 74.3
12% 76.7 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 22.6
SC Float 10.4
SC Mixed 12.4
12% 15.1 Pts
QC Int 76.8
QC Float 49.1
QC Mixed 83.5
16% 69.8 Pts
MC Int 114
MC Float 66.3
MC Mixed 82.8
13% 87.8 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 28%
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Workstation 14%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8600 (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Code NamePenryn
Launch DateQ3'08
Processor NumberP8600
# of Cores2
Cache3 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range1.050V-1.150V
Recommended Price$211.00
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Bus Speed1066 MHz FSB
Max TDP25 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

Package Size35 mm 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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