Intel Core 2 Duo T9500
The Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 was a upper middle class dual core CPU for laptops at the time of introduction. It was intended to be used in the Santa Rosa platform due to the 800 MHz FSB. The T9550 is only slightly higher clocked but offers already a FSB1066.
Due to the relatively high clock speed and 6MB Level 2 cache, the T9500 offers enough performance for demanding games (in 2009) and applications.
The T9500 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||2600 MHz|
|Front Side Bus||800|
|Level 1 Cache||128 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||6 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||2 / 2|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||35 Watt|
|Transistor Count||410 Million|
|Die Size||107 mm2|
|Max. Temperature||105 °C|
|Socket||BGA479, PGA478, PPGA478|
|Features||Virtualization Technolgoy (VT-x), Intel 64, Idle States, Enhanced Speedstep, Execute Disable Bit|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$530 U.S.|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Core 2 Duo T9500|