Average Bench: 23.8% (802nd of 1158)

Based on 570 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF0001067A Model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9900 @ 3.06GHz
Poor: 10%Average: 23.8% Great: 27%
Gaming 24%
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core2 Duo T9900 averaged 76.1% 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 68Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 50.1Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core2 Duo T9900 is just 17%. 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 77.6Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 98.2Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 570 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.9 SC Int 68 76.6
15 SC Float 40.1 45
18.1 SC Mixed 50.1 56.7
42.3% 52.7 Pts
Min Avg Max
52.1 QC Int 130 151
27.6 QC Float 76 87.7
35.1 QC Mixed 95.9 111
23% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
50.2 MC Int 133 151
30.4 MC Float 77.6 87.9
40.7 MC Mixed 98.2 112
15.6% 103 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 74.9
SC Float 45.2
SC Mixed 56.1
47% 58.7 Pts
QC Int 103
QC Float 79.8
QC Mixed 106
22% 96.4 Pts
MC Int 147
MC Float 83.4
MC Mixed 110
17% 114 Pts
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
SC Int 72.2
SC Float 42.6
SC Mixed 53.8
45% 56.2 Pts
QC Int 147
QC Float 84.2
QC Mixed 109
26% 113 Pts
MC Int 135
MC Float 75.5
MC Mixed 103
16% 105 Pts
Intel(R) Genuine processor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.3
SC Float 43.5
SC Mixed 53.3
45% 56.7 Pts
QC Int 146
QC Float 85.3
QC Mixed 109
26% 114 Pts
MC Int 152
MC Float 75.5
MC Mixed 107
17% 112 Pts
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 73.2
SC Float 41.4
SC Mixed 54.7
45% 56.4 Pts
QC Int 146
QC Float 85.4
QC Mixed 105
26% 112 Pts
MC Int 145
MC Float 81.7
MC Mixed 106
17% 111 Pts
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 63.9
SC Float 37.5
SC Mixed 46.8
40% 49.4 Pts
QC Int 129
QC Float 72.1
QC Mixed 95.8
22% 98.8 Pts
MC Int 128
MC Float 72.7
MC Mixed 94.2
15% 98.3 Pts
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Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation 15%
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System: Dell Latitude E6400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above 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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