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Intel Core 2 Duo T9900

Intel T9900

The Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 is the theoretical successor of the Core 2 Extreme X9100 (which also clocks at 3.06 GHz) that uses less power due to the modern stepping and the Enhanced Halt State (C1E). The only advantage of the X9100 is the free multiplikator (which allows easy overclocking of the CPU).

The T9900 is a fast dual core CPU for laptops which features 6 MB of shared level 2 cache and a TDP of 35 Watt. Due to the high clock speed, modern games (in 2009) should not be limited by the CPU speed. For single threaded applications it is one of the fastest CPUs for laptops (only beaten by the new Core i7 with enabled Turbo mode). 

The T9900 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 800 MHz to save power (in idle mode).

The Core 2 Duo T9900 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 Rate3060 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)35 Watt
Transistor Count410 Million
Manufacturing Technology45 nm
Features1.05-1.2125 V
Die Size107 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 $530 U.S.
Announcement Date04/01/2009
Product Link (external)Intel Core 2 Duo T9900

CPU Benchmarks

wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 799.4     avg: 799.4 (91.96%)     max: 799.4 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 25.1     avg: 25.1 (95.83%)     max: 25.1 seconds*
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 6045     avg: 6045 (16.35%)     max: 6045 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2787     avg: 2787 (29.9%)     max: 2787 Points
PCMark 05: Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 8922     avg: 8922 (53.98%)     max: 8922 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3353     avg: 3537.5 (52.11%)     max: 3722 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6318     avg: 6886.3 (19.8%)     max: 7247 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 15.3     avg: 15.3 (98.48%)     max: 15.3 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 37.1     avg: 37.1 (99.22%)     max: 37.1 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 971.5     avg: 971.5 (97.68%)     max: 971.5 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 25083     avg: 25083 (11.9%)     max: 25083 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 20460     avg: 20460 (15.69%)     max: 20460 MFLOPS
Windows Vista Experience Index: CPU
0% 100%
min: 5.7     avg: 5.7 (75.47%)     max: 5.7 Points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 processor

Cyber System QX18 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M SLI, 18.4")
» Review Clevo M980NU Notebook - Review
» Cyber System QX18 - External Review

Eurocom M980NU (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M, 18.4")
» Eurocom M98NU - External Review

Novatech X1 PRO (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M, 18.4")
» Novatech X1 PRO - External Review

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY (NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 18.4")
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY - 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 i5 4402E
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Pentium (Desktop) G860
   3 GHz / 0.3 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100
   3.06 GHz / 6 MB
- Intel Core i5 4200U
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i5 4250U
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Core 2 Duo T9900
   3.06 GHz / 6 MB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9800
   2.92 GHz / 6134 KB
+ AMD Kaveri FX-7600P
   2.7 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 480M
   2.67 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i7 2649M
   2.3 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i5 540M
   2.53 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2009-12-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)