Average Bench: 42.2% (898th of 1272)

Based on 811 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9900 @ 3.06GHz
Poor: 29%Average: 42.2% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

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.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 68.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 50.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9900 is just 17.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core2 Duo T9900 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 96.1Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 96.5Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 811 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.4 Memory 68.4 75.3
22.1 1-Core 50.3 56.6
38.7 2-Core 94.9 111
45.8% 71.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
36 4-Core 95.1 111
42.6 8-Core 96.5 111
13% 95.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
40.7 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%
Socket 478, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.2
1-Core 54.3
2-Core 109
51% 80 Pts
4-Core 110
8-Core 109
15% 109 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
Socket 478, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.6
1-Core 54.2
2-Core 95.2
50% 75.3 Pts
4-Core 103
8-Core 106
14% 105 Pts
64-Core 105
7% 105 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 74
1-Core 55.7
2-Core 105
50% 78.1 Pts
4-Core 107
8-Core 106
15% 106 Pts
64-Core 108
7% 108 Pts
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.3
1-Core 56.5
2-Core 109
50% 79.2 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 111
15% 110 Pts
64-Core 112
8% 112 Pts
Socket 478, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.9
1-Core 54.9
2-Core 106
49% 77.4 Pts
4-Core 104
8-Core 107
14% 106 Pts
64-Core 107
7% 107 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.7
1-Core 55.2
2-Core 106
48% 76.6 Pts
4-Core 108
8-Core 108
15% 108 Pts
64-Core 107
7% 107 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 63.9
1-Core 52.3
2-Core 101
46% 72.5 Pts
4-Core 101
8-Core 86.7
13% 93.7 Pts
64-Core 89.5
6% 89.5 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core2 Duo T9900 Builds (Compare 642 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
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 Specifications

Essentials

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

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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23 months ago.

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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