Intel Core 2 Duo P8700

Intel P8700

The Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 is a mid-range dual core processor for laptops. It features 2.53 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). Technically, the P8700 is a slower clocked P8800 CPU.

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).

The P8700 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).

SeriesIntel Core 2 Duo
CodenamePenryn
Clock Rate2530 MHz
Front Side Bus1066 MHz
Level 2 Cache3072 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)25 Watt
Transistor Count410 Million
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
Features1.00V - 1.25V
Die Size107 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA479, 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-x
Starting Price $209 U.S.
Announcement Date01/01/2009
Product Link (external)Intel Core 2 Duo P8700

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 974.687     avg: 1020.3 (89.31%)     max: 1048 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 30.3     avg: 31.6 (94.51%)     max: 32.9 seconds*
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4831     avg: 4872 (12.19%)     max: 4913 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2085     avg: 2231.1 (23.46%)     max: 2285 Points
PCMark 05: Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4987     avg: 5477.8 (31.39%)     max: 6196 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2516     avg: 2826.2 (41.22%)     max: 3057 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4741     avg: 5273.2 (15.16%)     max: 5882 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 19.75     avg: 22.7 (96.99%)     max: 30 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 46.457     avg: 54 (98.57%)     max: 69 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1187.87     avg: 1226.9 (94.6%)     max: 1266 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 19740     avg: 21536 (10.21%)     max: 23332 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 17580     avg: 18070 (13.86%)     max: 18560 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.1     avg: 6.1 (73.02%)     max: 6.1 points
Windows Vista Experience Index: CPU
0% 100%
min: 5.4     avg: 5.4 (69.81%)     max: 5.4 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

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» Gateway ID5805g - External Review

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» Packard Bell EasyNote DT85 - External Review

Samsung Q320-Aura P8700 (NVIDIA GeForce G 105M, 13.4")
» Samsung Q320-Aura P8700 - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H (NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 18.4")
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-FW46M (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 16.4")
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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 i3 350M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Pentium B960
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- AMD Phenom II X2 N640
   2.9 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800
   2.6 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7800
   2.6 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
   2.53 GHz / 3 MB
+ Intel Core i3 4020Y
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4012Y
   1.5 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400
   2.4 GHz / 6134 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6600
   2.4 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i3 330M
   2.13 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2010-03-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)