Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 vs Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 vs Intel Core 2 Duo P9700

Intel Core 2 Duo P9600

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The Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 was a upper middle class dual core CPU for laptops, at the time of introduction. It is similar to the Core 2 Duo T9550 except for the lower TDP of 25 versus 35 Watt).

Due to the relatively high clock speed and 6MB Level 2 cache, the P9600 offers enough performance for demanding games (in 2009) and applications. The newer Core i3-330M should deliver a similar performance due to the hyperthreading support.

The P9600 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).

Intel Core 2 Duo P8700

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The Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 is a mid-range dual core processor for laptops. It features 2.53 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). Technically, the P8700 is a slower clocked P8800 CPU.

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).

The P8700 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).

Intel Core 2 Duo P9700

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The Intel Core 2 Duo P9700 is a high end dual core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction). It is the fastest Core 2 Duo P-model and the performance is comparable to the Core 2 Duo T9600. Still the TDP rating is considerably better (28 versus 35 Watt).

Due to the high clock speed, the P9700 offers enough performance for demanding games (in 2009) and applications. 

The P9700 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 P9700 can be used in a Socket P socket with 479 pins.

Intel Core 2 Duo P9600Intel Core 2 Duo P8700Intel Core 2 Duo P9700
Intel Core 2 DuoIntel Core 2 DuoIntel Core 2 Duo
PenrynPenrynPenryn
: Core 2 Duo Penryn
Intel Core 2 Duo T99003060 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T98002920 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P97002800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T96002800 MHz2 / 2
» Intel Core 2 Duo P96002660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T95502660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T95002600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP96002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P95002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T94002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P88002660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T93002500 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P87002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP94002400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P86002400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T83002400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP93002260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P84002260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P75702260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P75502260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T67702300 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL96002130 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P74502130 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T66702200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T66002200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T81002100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P73702000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P73502000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T65702100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T65002100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL94001860 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93801800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T64002000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93001600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU96001600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU94001400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU73001300 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU93001200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T99003060 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T98002920 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P97002800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T96002800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P96002660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T95502660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T95002600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP96002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P95002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T94002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P88002660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T93002500 MHz2 / 2
» Intel Core 2 Duo P87002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP94002400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P86002400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T83002400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP93002260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P84002260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P75702260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P75502260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T67702300 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL96002130 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P74502130 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T66702200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T66002200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T81002100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P73702000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P73502000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T65702100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T65002100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL94001860 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93801800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T64002000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93001600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU96001600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU94001400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU73001300 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU93001200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T99003060 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T98002920 MHz2 / 2
» Intel Core 2 Duo P97002800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T96002800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P96002660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T95502660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T95002600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP96002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P95002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T94002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P88002660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T93002500 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P87002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP94002400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P86002400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T83002400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP93002260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P84002260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P75702260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P75502260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T67702300 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL96002130 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P74502130 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T66702200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T66002200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T81002100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P73702000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P73502000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T65702100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T65002100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL94001860 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93801800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T64002000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93001600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU96001600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU94001400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU73001300 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU93001200 MHz2 / 2
2660 MHz2530 MHz2800 MHz
106610661066
128 KB128 KB
6 MB3 MB6 MB
2 / 22 / 22 / 2
25 25 28
410 410 410
45 1.05-1.212V45 1.00V - 1.25V45 1.012-1.175V
107 mm2107 mm2107 mm2
105 °C105 °C105 °C
PGA478BGA479, PGA478PGA478
Virtualization Technology (VT-x), Trusted Execution, Intel 64, Enhanced Speedstep, Execute Disable BitSSE4.1, Virtualization Technology, Execute Disable Bit, Enhanced Speedstep, Ehnaced Halt State (C1E), 64 Bit, Trusted Execution TechnologyVirtualization (VT-x), Trusted Execution, Intel 64, Enhanced Speedstep, Execute Disable Bit
$348 U.S.$209 U.S.$348 U.S.
Intel Core 2 Duo P9600Intel Core 2 Duo P8700Intel Core 2 Duo P9700

Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
2971 Points (32%)
min: 2516     avg: 2826.2     median: 2805 (31%)     max: 3057 Points
min: 3060     avg: 3330.3     median: 3425 (37%)     max: 3506 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
5507 Points (11%)
min: 4741     avg: 5273.2     median: 5169 (10%)     max: 5882 Points
min: 5680     avg: 6143     median: 6133 (12%)     max: 6616 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 974.687     avg: 1020.3     median: 1038.2 (12%)     max: 1048 seconds
1737.1 seconds (21%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 30.3     avg: 31.6     median: 31.6 (6%)     max: 32.9 seconds
54.6 seconds (11%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
2375 Points (16%)
min: 2085     avg: 2218.5     median: 2253.5 (16%)     max: 2261 Points
min: 2506     avg: 2552     median: 2540 (18%)     max: 2610 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU - Standard 1280x768 1280x768
2285 Points (75%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - Standard 1280x720
min: 2216     avg: 2238.3     median: 2218 (70%)     max: 2281 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 19.75     avg: 22.7     median: 20.5 (4%)     max: 30 Seconds
16 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 46.457     avg: 54     median: 50.4 (2%)     max: 69 Seconds
39 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1187.87     avg: 1226.9     median: 1226.9 (5%)     max: 1266 Seconds
1030 Seconds (5%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 19740     avg: 21536     median: 21536 (10%)     max: 23332 MIPS
25753 MIPS (12%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 17580     avg: 18070     median: 18070 (14%)     max: 18560 MFLOPS
19374 MFLOPS (15%)
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 4987     avg: 5477.8     median: 5364 (34%)     max: 6196 Points
7348 Points (46%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - CPU
5.4 Points (77%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.1 points (78%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 4831     avg: 4872     median: 4872 (8%)     max: 4913 Points
5396 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 → 99%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo P9700 → 108%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)