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Intel Core 2 Duo P9600

Intel P9600

The Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 was a upper middle class dual core CPU for laptops, at the time of introduction. It is similar to the Core 2 Duo T9550 except for the lower TDP of 25 versus 35 Watt).

Due to the relatively high clock speed and 6MB Level 2 cache, the P9600 offers enough performance for demanding games (in 2009) and applications. The newer Core i3-330M should deliver a similar performance due to the hyperthreading support.

The P9600 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 to save power (in idle mode).

SeriesIntel Core 2 Duo
CodenamePenryn
Clock Rate2660 MHz
Front Side Bus1066 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache6134 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)25 Watt
Transistor Count410 Million
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
Features1.05-1.212V
Die Size107 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketPGA478
FeaturesVirtualization Technology (VT-x), Trusted Execution, Intel 64, Enhanced Speedstep, Execute Disable Bit
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $348 U.S.
Announcement Date01/01/2009
Product Link (external)Intel Core 2 Duo P9600

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2375     avg: 2375 (25.13%)     max: 2375 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2971     avg: 2971 (43.44%)     max: 2971 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5507     avg: 5507 (15.84%)     max: 5507 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 processor

Cyberpower Xplorer X5-7900 (NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 15.4")
» Cyberpower Xplorer X5-7900 - External Review

Dell Latitude E6400 XFR (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M, 14.1")
» Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Ruggedized Notebook In Review - Review
» Dell Latitude E6400 XFR - External Review

Sony VAIO VGN-Z31VN/X (NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 13.1")
» Sony VAIO VGN-Z31VN/X - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-Z31ZN (NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 13.1")
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z31ZN - External Review

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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 2 Extreme X7900
   2.8 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Core 2 Quad (Desktop) Q6600
   2.4 GHz / 8 MB
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9100
   2.26 GHz / 12 MB
- Intel Core i5 3317U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- AMD Kaveri A8-7200P
   2.4 GHz / 4 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo P9600
   2.66 GHz / 6 MB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
   2.66 GHz / 6144 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9500
   2.6 GHz / 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i5 430M
   2.26 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series A10-5750M
   2.5 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series A10-5757M
   2.5 GHz / 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2010-02-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)