Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600
The Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600 is a upper middle class dual core CPU for laptops, at the time of introduction. The SP9600 is basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 produced in a BGA Package for direct soldering on the mainboard. The package of the chip is therefore smaller and more suited for thin laptops. The power consumption is similar to the P9500.
Due to the relatively high clock speed and 6MB Level 2 cache, the SP9600 offers enough performance for most demanding games (in 2009) and applications.
The SP9600 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|
|Series: Core 2 Duo Penryn|
|Clock Rate||2530 MHz|
|Front Side Bus||1066|
|Level 1 Cache||128 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||6 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||2 / 2|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||25 Watt|
|Transistor Count||410 Million|
|Die Size||107 mm2|
|Max. Temperature||105 °C|
|Features||Virtualization Technology (VT-x), Trusted Execution Technology, Intel 64, Enhanced Speedstep, Execute Disable Bit|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$316 U.S.|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600|