Average Bench: 18.7% (950th of 1197)

more Based on 5,849 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, , BFEBFBFF00010676, 0000000000010676, 000000000001067A, BFEBFBFF0000057A, 1FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 9%Average: 18.7% Great: 22%
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 8%
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Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo P8600 averaged 81.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 38.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 71.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo P8600 is just 12.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo P8600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 75.5Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 75.1Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,849 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.7 1-Core 38.3 44.6
31.7 2-Core 71.6 86.4
26.2% 55 Pts
Min Avg Max
33.4 4-Core 73.7 86.3
36.1 8-Core 75.1 86.4
10.1% 74.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
36.9 64-Core 75.5 86.5
5.1% 75.5 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 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 44.3
2-Core 86.6
31% 65.4 Pts
4-Core 86.1
8-Core 83.9
12% 85 Pts
64-Core 86
6% 86 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 43.9
2-Core 85
30% 64.4 Pts
4-Core 85.3
8-Core 84.9
12% 85.1 Pts
64-Core 86
6% 86 Pts
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 42.8
2-Core 84.7
30% 63.8 Pts
4-Core 83.7
8-Core 80.4
11% 82.1 Pts
64-Core 82.2
6% 82.2 Pts
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
1-Core 42.6
2-Core 82.6
30% 62.6 Pts
4-Core 80.8
8-Core 81
11% 80.9 Pts
64-Core 83.8
6% 83.8 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 42.1
2-Core 72.5
28% 57.3 Pts
4-Core 76.4
8-Core 80.4
11% 78.4 Pts
64-Core 79.1
5% 79.1 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 42.8
2-Core 68.2
27% 55.5 Pts
4-Core 73.7
8-Core 72.9
10% 73.3 Pts
64-Core 74.8
5% 74.8 Pts
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
1-Core 9
2-Core 22.9
7% 15.9 Pts
4-Core 30.2
8-Core 47
5% 38.6 Pts
64-Core 53.5
4% 53.5 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,817,908 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core2 Duo P8600 Builds (Compare 1,341 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 25%
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Workstation
Workstation 13%
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System: Dell Latitude E6400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $64

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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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