Average Bench: 42.2% (926th of 1316)

Based on 966 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9900 @ 3.06GHz
Poor: 30%Average: 42.2% Great: 47%
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 49%
Workstation 28%

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T9900 averaged 57.7% 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. Memory Latency 68.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 50.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9900 is just 17.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo T9900 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 96.2Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 96.6Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 966 samples)
Min Avg Max
50.5 Memory 68.5 75.2
26.1 1-Core 50.5 56.6
41.5 2-Core 95.4 111
45.9% 71.4 Pts
Min Avg Max
40.2 4-Core 95.4 111
44.7 8-Core 96.6 111
13.1% 96 Pts
Min Avg Max
43.4 64-Core 96.2 111
6.5% 96.2 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 479, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
Memory 73.3
1-Core 47.9
2-Core 88.9
46% 70 Pts
4-Core 100
8-Core 99.1
14% 99.7 Pts
64-Core 106
7% 106 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.9
1-Core 52.8
2-Core 102
49% 75.8 Pts
4-Core 104
8-Core 92.2
14% 98 Pts
64-Core 97.1
6% 97.1 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
Memory 70
1-Core 52.4
2-Core 73
44% 65.1 Pts
4-Core 79
8-Core 91.9
12% 85.4 Pts
64-Core 84.6
6% 84.6 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
Memory 68.3
1-Core 52
2-Core 91.3
46% 70.5 Pts
4-Core 88.4
8-Core 92.9
12% 90.7 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,443,277 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 2%
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System: Dell Inspiron 1545

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $259

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DescriptionIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9900 (6M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)
Code NamePenryn
Launch DateQ2'09
Processor NumberT9900
# of Cores2
Cache6 MB L2
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography45 nm
VID Voltage Range1.050V-1.2125V
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.06 GHz
Bus Speed1066 MHz FSB
Max TDP35 W

Advanced Technologies

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


Package Size35mm
Sockets SupportedBGA479, PGA478
Processing Die Size107 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors410 million

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes


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The most powerful and very efficient Core 2 Duo CPU, better than the X9100. I love it ever since I upgraded from P8700. Although small, the performance boost in noticeable.

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