Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
The Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 was the middle class dual core CPU for laptops at the time of introduction. It is similar to the Core 2 Duo P9600 except for the higher TDP of 35 versus 25 Watt.
Due to the relatively high clock speed and 6MB Level 2 cache, the T9550 offers enough performance for demanding games (in 2009) and applications.
The T9550 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).
|Series||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Clock Rate||2660 MHz|
|Front Side Bus||1066 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||128 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||6144 KB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||2 / 2|
|Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||35 Watt|
|Transistor Count||410 Million|
|Manufacturing Technology||45 nm|
|Die Size||107 mm2|
|Max. Temperature||105 °C|
|Features||Virtualization, Trusted Execution, Intel 64, Enhanced Speedstep (up to C6), ExBit, SSE4.1|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$316 U.S.|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Core 2 Duo T9550|