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Intel Core 2 Duo P8600

Intel P8600

The Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 is a dual core processor for laptops. It features 2.4 GHz and a shared level 2 cache of 3 MB. Due to the smaller cache (Core 2 Duo T-Models got usually 6 MB at this clock rate), the TDP is only 25 Watt (instead of the 35 Watt of the T-models).

Due to the relatively high clock speed, modern games (in 2009) should not be limited by the CPU speed (in conjunction with a middle class graphics card). High end gamers should choose a higher clocked Dual Core instead (when using a high end GPU). Compared to the fastest Turion II Ultra M640, the P8600 should be still faster.

The P8600 uses a Penryn (Montevina Update) core that features 2 integer units, 1 floating point unit, 1 load unit, and 1 store unit in a 14-stages long pipeline. Due to the Wide Dynamic Execution Technology, the core is able to simultaneously execute up to four instructions.

The integrated Enhanced Speedstep is able to downclock the core dynamically as low as 1200 MHz to save power (in idle mode).

The Core 2 Duo P8600 can be used in a Socket P socket with 479 pins: Socket P / Micro Flip-Chip Pin Grid Array (Micro-FCPGA) requires 479-pin surface mount Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket (mPGA479M socket) or Micro Flip-Chip Ball Grid Array (Micro-FCBGA) for surface mount (479-ball)

SeriesIntel Core 2 Duo
CodenamePenryn
Clock Rate2400 MHz
Front Side Bus1066 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)25 Watt
Transistor Count274 Million
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
Features1-1.25 V
Die Size81 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketSocket P (BGA479, PGA478)
FeaturesSSE4.1, Virtualization Technology, Execute Disable Bit, Enhanced Speedstep, Ehnaced Halt State (C1E), 64 Bit, Trusted Execution Technology
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT
Starting Price $209 U.S.
Announcement Date07/15/2008
Product Link (external)Intel Core 2 Duo P8600

CPU Benchmarks

Mozilla Kraken 1.1: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 4808     avg: 4808 (93.44%)     max: 4808 ms*
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 2209     avg: 2209 (22.83%)     max: 2209 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 2676     avg: 2676 (27.7%)     max: 2676 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 4933     avg: 4933 (29.36%)     max: 4933 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 2810     avg: 2810 (18.29%)     max: 2810 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 3466     avg: 3466 (24.5%)     max: 3466 Points
Sunspider: 1.0 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 305.8     avg: 305.8 (92.4%)     max: 305.8 ms*
Sunspider: 0.9.1 Total Score
0% 100%
min: 275.5     avg: 275.5 (98.3%)     max: 275.5 ms*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 1099.861     avg: 1099.9 (88.36%)     max: 1099.861 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 32.5     avg: 34.2 (93.99%)     max: 35.4 seconds*
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4306     avg: 4556.4 (12.32%)     max: 4735 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 1972     avg: 2134.8 (22.35%)     max: 2212 Points
PCMark 05: Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3731     avg: 5437.3 (31.12%)     max: 6939 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.34     avg: 1.4 (6.62%)     max: 1.4 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2545     avg: 2644.4 (38.44%)     max: 2995 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4619     avg: 4965 (14.28%)     max: 5714 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 20.546     avg: 21 (97.23%)     max: 21.481 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 48.797     avg: 50.3 (98.65%)     max: 52.791 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1160.188     avg: 1160.2 (96.83%)     max: 1160.188 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 22444     avg: 22444 (10.65%)     max: 22444 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 16370     avg: 16370 (12.55%)     max: 16370 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 6     avg: 6 (71.43%)     max: 6 points
Windows Vista Experience Index: CPU
0% 100%
min: 5.3     avg: 5.3 (67.92%)     max: 5.3 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core 2 Duo

» Intel Core 2 Duo T9900
   3.06 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T9800
   2.92 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P9700
   2.8 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
   2.8 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P9600
   2.66 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
   2.66 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T9500
   2.6 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600
   2.53 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P9500
   2.53 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
   2.53 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P8800
   2.66 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
   2.5 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T7800
   2.6 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
   2.53 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400
   2.4 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
   2.4 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
   2.4 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T7700
   2.4 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300
   2.26 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
   2.26 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P7570
   2.26 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P7550
   2.26 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T7600
   2.33 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T6770
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
   2.2 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600
   2.13 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P7450
   2.13 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T7400
   2.16 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T6670
   2.2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T6600
   2.2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
   2.1 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5900
   2.2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P7370
   2 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
   2 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
   2 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T6570
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T6500
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
   2.1 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400
   1.86 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SL9380
   1.8 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5870
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
   2 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5800
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5750
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo L7700
   1.8 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SP7700
   1.8 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
   1.8 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5670
   1.8 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SL9300
   1.6 GHz / 6 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5600
   1.83 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5550
   1.83 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
   1.66 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5470
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5450
   1.66 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5300
   1.73 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SP7500
   1.6 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SU9600
   1.6 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5200
   1.66 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo L7500
   1.6 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5270
   1.4 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T5250
   1.5 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo L7300
   1.4 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
   1.4 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
   1.3 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
   1.2 GHz / 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo U7700
   1.33 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo L7100
   1.2 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo U7600
   1.2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo U7500
   1.06 GHz / 2 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 680UM
   1.47 GHz / 0.5 MB + 4 MB
- AMD Phenom II X2 P650
   2.8 GHz / 2 MB
- AMD Phenom II X2 N620
   2.8 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Pentium B950
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- AMD Athlon 64 (Desktop) FX-62
   2.8 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
   2.4 GHz / 3 MB
+ AMD Phenom II X3 N870
   2.3 GHz / 1536 KB
+ AMD A-Series A8-3530MX
   1.9 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
   2.4 GHz / 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i5 2537M
   1.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Pentium P6300
   2.27 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > FAQ / Tips / Technics > Notebook Processors > Intel Core 2 Duo > Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 Notebook Processor
Author: Klaus Hinum, 2009-11-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)