Average Bench: 18.3% (933rd of 1173)

more Based on 5,292 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF0001067A, , BFEBFBFF00010676, 0000000000010676, 000000000001067A, BFEBFBFF0000057A, 1FABFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz
Poor: 10%Average: 18.3% Great: 21%
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 11%
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Terrible average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo P8600 averaged 81.6% 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.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 52Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 38.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo P8600 is just 10.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo P8600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 59.9Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 76Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,292 samples)
Min Avg Max
24 SC Int 52 60.1
14.4 SC Float 30.7 35.4
18.2 SC Mixed 38.6 44.8
32.4% 40.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
51.5 QC Int 99.6 117
29.9 QC Float 58.3 68.3
36.9 QC Mixed 73.8 86.4
17.6% 77.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
57.9 MC Int 103 117
29.5 MC Float 59.9 68.4
41.5 MC Mixed 76 86.6
12.1% 79.5 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 59.6
SC Float 35.1
SC Mixed 44.1
37% 46.3 Pts
QC Int 113
QC Float 65
QC Mixed 83.9
20% 87.4 Pts
MC Int 108
MC Float 64.8
MC Mixed 83.3
13% 85.4 Pts
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 60.4
SC Float 35.3
SC Mixed 42.3
37% 46 Pts
QC Int 117
QC Float 65
QC Mixed 85.3
20% 89 Pts
MC Int 114
MC Float 66.1
MC Mixed 82.6
13% 87.5 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 51.3
SC Float 31.6
SC Mixed 39.8
33% 40.9 Pts
QC Int 108
QC Float 67
QC Mixed 85.3
20% 86.7 Pts
MC Int 107
MC Float 64.6
MC Mixed 78.7
13% 83.5 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 56.9
SC Float 33.1
SC Mixed 42
35% 44 Pts
QC Int 78.7
QC Float 51.1
QC Mixed 80.8
16% 70.2 Pts
MC Int 111
MC Float 65.9
MC Mixed 80.8
13% 86 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 54.2
SC Float 33.7
SC Mixed 42.1
35% 43.3 Pts
QC Int 100
QC Float 54.7
QC Mixed 79.8
18% 78.3 Pts
MC Int 106
MC Float 64.4
MC Mixed 81
13% 83.8 Pts
Socket 478, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
SC Int 57
SC Float 33.6
SC Mixed 41.5
35% 44 Pts
QC Int 104
QC Float 59.6
QC Mixed 80.2
18% 81.3 Pts
MC Int 113
MC Float 61.5
MC Mixed 73.2
13% 82.6 Pts
None, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 56.1
SC Float 28.5
SC Mixed 25.6
29% 36.7 Pts
QC Int 86.9
QC Float 59.6
QC Mixed 77.1
17% 74.5 Pts
MC Int 107
MC Float 61
MC Mixed 64.3
12% 77.3 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 38.8
SC Float 25.5
SC Mixed 35.3
27% 33.2 Pts
QC Int 66
QC Float 41.1
QC Mixed 37.2
11% 48.1 Pts
MC Int 64.8
MC Float 22.8
MC Mixed 47.8
7% 45.1 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 28%
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Workstation
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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