Intel Core 2 Duo T9600

Intel T9600

The Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 is a high end dual core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction). Compared to the faster T9900 it does not support the new power saving C1E state. The newer Core 2 Duo P9700 offers a similar performance but features a lower TDP of 28 Watt.

Due to the high clock speed, the T9600 offers enough performance for demanding games (in 2009) and applications. 

The T9600 uses a Penryn 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 (in idle mode).

The Core 2 Duo T9600 can be used in a Socket P socket with 479 pins.

SeriesIntel Core 2 Duo
CodenamePenryn
Clock Rate2800 MHz
Front Side Bus1066 MHz
Level 2 Cache6134 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Transistor Count410 Million
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
Features1.05-1.2125 V
Die Size107 mm2
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketSocket P (BGA479, PGA478)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT
Starting Price $316 U.S.
Announcement Date07/15/2008
Product Link (external)Intel Core 2 Duo T9600

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 877.11     avg: 899.6 (90.76%)     max: 922.1 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 27     avg: 28.1 (95.21%)     max: 29.7 seconds*
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5700     avg: 5703 (14.26%)     max: 5706 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2465     avg: 2524.3 (26.86%)     max: 2598 Points
PCMark 05: Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5911     avg: 6760.7 (39.8%)     max: 7573 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3060     avg: 3203.5 (47%)     max: 3541 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5538     avg: 5936 (17.07%)     max: 6785 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 16     avg: 16.3 (98.38%)     max: 16.98 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 39     avg: 39.8 (99.18%)     max: 40.98 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1032.502     avg: 1051.5 (95.38%)     max: 1087.85 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 25986     avg: 26073.5 (12.37%)     max: 26161 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 19701     avg: 20126.5 (15.44%)     max: 20552 MFLOPS
Windows Vista Experience Index: CPU
0% 100%
min: 5.6     avg: 5.6 (73.58%)     max: 5.6 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core i3 3227U
5805.5 
Intel Core i3 350M
5826.4 
Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6850
5830 
Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
5936 
Intel Core i7 640LM
5956 
Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000
6083.7 
Intel Core 2 Duo P9700
6143 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

Reviews for the Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 processor

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2009-06 (NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 15.4")
» Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Mid 2009 2.8 GHz - Review

Asus N81Vp-D2 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 14.0")
» Asus N81Vp-D2 - External Review

Cyber System SX15 (NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT, 15.4")
» Cyber System SX15 - External Review

Cyberpower Xplorer X6-7900 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 15.6")
» Cyberpower Xplorer X6-7900 - External Review

HP Compaq 6730b (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 15.4")
» HP Compaq 6730b - External Review

HP EliteBook 6930p (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450, 14.1")
» HP EliteBook 6930p - External Review

Ibuypower Battalion 101 M571TU (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M, 17.0")
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 M571TU - External Review

Mesh Edge17 HD Pro R (NVIDIA GeForce G 105M, 17.0")
» Mesh Computers Edge17 HD Pro R - External Review

Pioneer Dreambook M86 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M, 15.4")
» Pioneer Dreambook M86 - External Review

Rock Xtreme 620 (NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT, 15.4")
» Rock Xtreme 620 - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-AW11XU/Q (NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 18.4")
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW11XU/Q - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-AW180Y/Q (NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 18.4")
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW180Y/Q - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-CS215J/W (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 14.1")
» Sony Vaio VGN-CS215J/W - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-FW140 (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 16.4")
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW140 - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-FW51ZF/H (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 16.4")
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW51ZF/H - External Review

Toshiba Tecra M10-1D7 (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 150M, 14.1")
» Review of Toshiba Tecra M10-1D7 Notebook - Review

» Mobile CPU Comparison
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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 390M
   2.67 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 2350M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 2348M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo P9700
   2.8 GHz / 6 MB
- Intel Core i5 3337U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
   2.8 GHz / 6 MB
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000
   2.8 GHz / 6144 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6850
   3 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 520M
   2.4 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) X6800
   2.93 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2629M
   2.1 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2010-01-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)