Average Bench: 23.7% (817th of 1173)

Based on 595 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9900 @ 3.06GHz
Poor: 10%Average: 23.7% Great: 27%
Gaming 24%
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T9900 averaged 76.2% 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.


Single Core Integer Speed 67.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 49.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9900 is just 17.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo T9900 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 77.4Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 97.9Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 595 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.8 SC Int 67.9 76.7
14.3 SC Float 39.9 44.9
17.4 SC Mixed 49.9 56.6
42.1% 52.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
52.3 QC Int 130 151
28 QC Float 75.8 87.7
31.9 QC Mixed 95.5 111
22.9% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
49.8 MC Int 133 151
29.6 MC Float 77.4 87.8
38.3 MC Mixed 97.9 111
15.6% 103 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 74.8
SC Float 44.4
SC Mixed 55.2
47% 58.1 Pts
QC Int 146
QC Float 84.8
QC Mixed 107
26% 113 Pts
MC Int 145
MC Float 81.8
MC Mixed 107
17% 111 Pts
Socket 479, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.6
SC Float 40.6
SC Mixed 53.6
44% 55.6 Pts
QC Int 138
QC Float 83.3
QC Mixed 106
25% 109 Pts
MC Int 140
MC Float 82.8
MC Mixed 105
17% 109 Pts
Socket 479, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.7
SC Float 43
SC Mixed 54.8
46% 57.2 Pts
QC Int 102
QC Float 84.4
QC Mixed 102
22% 96.3 Pts
MC Int 134
MC Float 82.9
MC Mixed 105
16% 107 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.2
SC Float 41
SC Mixed 52.7
44% 55 Pts
QC Int 131
QC Float 76.7
QC Mixed 101
24% 103 Pts
MC Int 133
MC Float 79.7
MC Mixed 97.6
16% 103 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.9
SC Float 38.5
SC Mixed 57.6
46% 57.7 Pts
QC Int 147
QC Float 87.4
QC Mixed 28.7
20% 87.6 Pts
MC Int 152
MC Float 87.4
MC Mixed 27.9
14% 89.1 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation 15%
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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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