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Intel Core 2 Duo P8600

Intel P8600

The Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 is a dual core processor for laptops. It features 2.4 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).

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). Compared to the fastest Turion II Ultra M640, the P8600 should be still faster.

The P8600 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).

The Core 2 Duo P8600 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

Series: Core 2 Duo Penryn

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Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 compare2.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 compare2.66 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 compare2.66 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 compare2.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600 compare2.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P9500 compare2.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 compare2.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P8800 compare2.66 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 compare2.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 compare2.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400 compare2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 « 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 compare2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 compare2.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 compare2.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P7570 compare2.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P7550 compare2.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T6770 compare2.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600 compare2.13 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 compare2.13 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T6670 compare2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 compare2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 compare2.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P7370 compare2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 compare2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 compare2.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 compare2.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400 compare1.86 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9380 compare1.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 compare2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9300 compare1.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU9600 compare1.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 compare1.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 compare1.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock Rate2400 MHz
Front Side Bus1066
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache3 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)25 Watt
Transistor Count274 Million
Features45 nm, 1-1.25 V
Die Size81 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
Architecturex86
Starting Price$209 U.S.
Announcement Date07/15/2008
Product Link (external)Intel Core 2 Duo P8600

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2545     avg: 2644     median: 2618 (21%)     max: 2995 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 4619     avg: 4965     median: 4910 (6%)     max: 5714 points
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 1972     avg: 2135     median: 2155 (5%)     max: 2212 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 20.55     avg: 21     median: 20.8 (5%)     max: 21.48 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 48.8     avg: 50.3     median: 50 (2%)     max: 52.8 s
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
min: 3731     avg: 5437     median: 5443 (34%)     max: 6939 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 4306     avg: 4556     median: 4594 (4%)     max: 4735 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 2098     avg: 3453     median: 3453 (4%)     max: 4808 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 305.8     avg: 308.5     median: 308.5 (3%)     max: 311.1 ms
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Reviews for the Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor

 

Review Apple MacBook 2010-05 Notebook

Updated graphics. After its latest refresh the white MacBook has caught up again with the MacBook Pro 13. Its GeForce 320M provides markedly improved graphics p...
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 | NVIDIA GeForce 320M | 13.30" | 2.2 kg
 

Review Dell Studio 1555 Notebook

Media Artist. Dell offers the new Studio 1555 models at a competitive price of 499.00 Euros and also promotes these accordingly. For this seeming bargain price ...
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 | ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 | 15.60" | 2.7 kg
 

Review MSI EX625 Notebook

MSI showed some good intuition and in the Q1 of 2009 brought into their range numoerous notebooks with potent GPUs. MSI EX625 was the first laptop with ATI 4600...
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 | ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 | 16.00" | 2.6 kg
 

Review Lenovo Thinkpad T400 (6474-19G) Notebook

Business Device from Tradition. As Value Line models are thought for private users, under the name "ThinkPad" devices are found for professional use. The T-seri...
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 | Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD | 14.10" | 2.4 kg
 

Review Toshiba Satellite Pro S300 Notebook

This time we review a Toshiba laptop that was classified within the consumer notebooks segment only due to the fact that it is equipped with a glare screen. Nam...
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Compal KHLB2: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 15.60", 2.6 kg
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MSI Megabook GT627: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS, 15.40", 2.8 kg
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Asus M70VN: NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT, 17.10", 4 kg
  Review » Review Asus M70V Notebook

HP Compaq 6730b: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 15.00", 2.7 kg
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Toshiba Qosmio X300-11L: NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS, 17.00", 4.3 kg
  Review » Review Toshiba Qosmio X300-11L Gaming-Notebook

Apple MacBook Aluminium: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), 13.30", 2 kg
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Lenovo ThinkPad SL300: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 13.30", 2.1 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo Thinkpad SL300 Notebook

Lenovo Thinkpad T500: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, 15.40", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Lenovo Thinkpad T500 Notebook

Acer Aspire 5930G-864G32MN: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 15.40", 3 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 5930G Notebook

Apple MacBook 2010-05: NVIDIA GeForce 320M, 13.30", 2.2 kg
  External Review » Apple MacBook 2010-05

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch 2010-04: NVIDIA GeForce 320M, 13.30", 2 kg
  External Review » Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch 2010-04

Acer Aspire 3935-744G25n: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 13.30", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 3935-744G25n

Apple MacBook White 2009-10 MC207D: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), 13.30", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Apple MacBook White Late 2009

MSI GX723: NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M, 17.00", 3.2 kg
  External Review » MSI GX723

Sony Vaio VGN-NS31S: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430, 15.40", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-NS31S

Zoostorm 84-5200: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M, 15.40", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Zoostorm 84-5200

Toshiba Qosmio G50-127 : NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 18.40", 4.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio G50-127

Fujitsu LifeBook S7220: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 14.10", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu LifeBook S7220

Sony VAIO VGN-Z31MN/B: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 13.10", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony VAIO VGN-Z31MN/B

Acer Travelmate 6493: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, 14.10", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Acer Travelmate 6493

Toshiba Satellite A350-205: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, 16.00", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A350-205

Hi-Grade Notino D8000: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 15.40", 2.7 kg
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MSI GX623: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670, 15.40", 2.7 kg
  External Review » MSI GX623

Toshiba Tecra M10-S3411 : Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 14.10", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tecra M10-S3411

Acer Aspire 6593G: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470, 15.40", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 6593G

Sony Vaio VGN-SR31M: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470, 13.30", 2 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-SR31M

Sony Vaio VGN-AW21M/H: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 18.40", 3.6 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW21M/H

Fujitsu-Siemens Celsius H270: NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M, 15.40", 3 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Celsius H270

Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, 16.00", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944

Sony VAIO VGN-CS230J/Q: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 14.10", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Sony VAIO VGN-CS230J/Q

Ibuypower Battalion 101 FX-924Z: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 15.40", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Ibuypower Battalion 101 FX-924Z

Dell Studio 1555: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, 15.60", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Dell Studio 1555

Asus UV6: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 12.10", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Asus UV6

MSI EX625: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670, 16.00", 2.6 kg
  External Review » MSI EX625

MSI Megabook PX600: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 15.40", 3 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook PX600

Asus F50Sv-A2: NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M, 16.00", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Asus F50Sv-A2

Sager NP8662: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M, 15.40", 3.3 kg
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Asus N50V: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 15.40", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Asus N50V

Compal KHLB2: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 15.60", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Compal KHLB2

HP Pavilion dv7-1285dx: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 17.00", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-1285dx

Dell Studio XPS SX13-163B: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), 13.30", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Dell Studio XPS SX13-163B

HP Compaq G60t: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 16.00", 3 kg
  External Review » HP Compaq G60t

Toshiba Satellite A355-S6940: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 16.00", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite A355-S6940

MSI Megabook GT627: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS, 15.40", 2.8 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook GT627

Zepto Hydra A17: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX, 17.00", 4.1 kg
  External Review » Zepto Hydra A17

Toshiba Portégé M750-S7202: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 12.10", 2.1 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Portégé M750-S7202

Sony Vaio VGN-AW235J/B: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 18.40", 4 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW235J/B

Acer Aspire 5930G-864G32MN: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 15.40", 3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5930G-864G32MN

HP Pavilion HDX18t : NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 18.40", 4.1 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion HDX18t

HP Pavilion DV5-1199EG: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 15.40", 2.7 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv5-1199EG

Asus V1V: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, 15.40", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Asus V1V

Asus M70VN: NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT, 17.10", 4 kg
  External Review » Asus M70VN

Asus F8VA: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, 14.10", 2.4 kg
  External Review » Asus F8VA

Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile M9410: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 14.10", 2.3 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile M9410

Sony Vaio VGN-Z11XN: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 13.10", 1.5 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-Z11XN

Samsung X460: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS, 14.10", 1.9 kg
  External Review » Samsung X460

Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook E8420: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, 15.40", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook