Average Bench: 42.2% (877th of 1241)

Based on 746 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9900 @ 3.06GHz
Poor: 29%Average: 42.2% Great: 47%
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 49%
Workstation 28%

Below average average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T9900 averaged 57.8% 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 68.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 50.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9900 is just 17.9%. 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 96.1Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 96.6Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 746 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.2 Memory 68.4 75.3
20.1 1-Core 50.2 56.6
35.3 2-Core 94.9 111
45.8% 71.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
32.8 4-Core 95 111
41.8 8-Core 96.6 111
13% 95.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
38.8 64-Core 96.1 111
6.5% 96.1 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
Memory 74.2
1-Core 57.3
2-Core 109
51% 80.2 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 110
15% 110 Pts
64-Core 111
7% 111 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 56.9
2-Core 110
51% 80.4 Pts
4-Core 111
8-Core 112
15% 111 Pts
64-Core 110
7% 110 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
Memory 73.9
1-Core 55
2-Core 110
50% 79.7 Pts
4-Core 110
8-Core 106
15% 108 Pts
64-Core 108
7% 108 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
Memory 73
1-Core 57.1
2-Core 109
51% 79.7 Pts
4-Core 108
8-Core 110
15% 109 Pts
64-Core 108
7% 108 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.1
1-Core 55.5
2-Core 109
50% 78.8 Pts
4-Core 110
8-Core 108
15% 109 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 18%

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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $262

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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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