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Intel Core 2 Duo P9700 vs Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 vs Intel Core 2 Duo P8400

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 T9500

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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).

Intel Core 2 Duo P8400

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The Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 is a dual core processor for laptops. It features 2.26 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).

The performance of the P8400 is on par with the fast Turion II Ultra with about 2.4 to 2.6 GHz. Modern demanding games like Supreme Commander may be limited by the CPU performance. High end gamers should choose a higher clocked Core 2 Duo (or Core i5 / i7).

The P8400 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 P8400 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)

ModelIntel Core 2 Duo P9700Intel Core 2 Duo T9500Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
SeriesIntel Core 2 DuoIntel Core 2 DuoIntel Core 2 Duo
CodenamePenrynPenrynPenryn
Series: Core 2 Duo Penryn
Intel Core 2 Duo T99003.06 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T98002.92 GHz2 / 2
» Intel Core 2 Duo P97002.8 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T96002.8 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P96002.66 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T95502.66 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T95002.6 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP96002.53 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P95002.53 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T94002.53 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P88002.66 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T93002.5 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P87002.53 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP94002.4 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P86002.4 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T83002.4 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP93002.26 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P84002.26 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P75702.26 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P75502.26 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T67702.3 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL96002.13 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P74502.13 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T66702.2 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T66002.2 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T81002.1 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P73702 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P73502 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T65702.1 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T65002.1 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL94001.86 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93801.8 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T64002 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93001.6 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU96001.6 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU94001.4 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU73001.3 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU93001.2 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T99003.06 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T98002.92 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P97002.8 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T96002.8 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P96002.66 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T95502.66 GHz2 / 2
» Intel Core 2 Duo T95002.6 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP96002.53 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P95002.53 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T94002.53 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P88002.66 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T93002.5 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P87002.53 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP94002.4 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P86002.4 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T83002.4 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP93002.26 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P84002.26 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P75702.26 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P75502.26 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T67702.3 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL96002.13 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P74502.13 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T66702.2 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T66002.2 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T81002.1 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P73702 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P73502 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T65702.1 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T65002.1 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL94001.86 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93801.8 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T64002 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93001.6 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU96001.6 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU94001.4 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU73001.3 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU93001.2 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T99003.06 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T98002.92 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P97002.8 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T96002.8 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P96002.66 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T95502.66 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T95002.6 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP96002.53 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P95002.53 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T94002.53 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P88002.66 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T93002.5 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P87002.53 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP94002.4 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P86002.4 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T83002.4 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP93002.26 GHz2 / 2
» Intel Core 2 Duo P84002.26 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P75702.26 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P75502.26 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T67702.3 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL96002.13 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P74502.13 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T66702.2 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T66002.2 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T81002.1 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P73702 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P73502 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T65702.1 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T65002.1 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL94001.86 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93801.8 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T64002 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93001.6 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU96001.6 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU94001.4 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU73001.3 GHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU93001.2 GHz2 / 2
Clock2800 MHz2600 MHz2260 MHz
FSB10668001066
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache6 MB6 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 22 / 2
TDP28 Watt35 Watt25 Watt
Transistors410 Million410 Million410 Million
45 nm, 1.012-1.175V45 nm, 1.0-1.25V45 nm, 1.05-1.15
Die Size107 mm2107 mm2107 mm2
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
SocketPGA478BGA479, PGA478, PPGA478 Socket P
FeaturesVirtualization (VT-x), Trusted Execution, Intel 64, Enhanced Speedstep, Execute Disable BitVirtualization Technolgoy (VT-x), Intel 64, Idle States, Enhanced Speedstep, Execute Disable BitSSE4.1, Virtualization Technology, Execute Disable Bit, Enhanced Speedstep, Ehnaced Halt State (C1E), 64 Bit, Trusted Execution Technology
Architecturex86x86x86
$348 U.S.$530 U.S.$209 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core 2 Duo P9700Intel Core 2 Duo T9500Intel Core 2 Duo P8400

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3060     avg: 3330     median: 3425 (28%)     max: 3506 Points
min: 2659     avg: 2927     median: 2950 (24%)     max: 3208 Points
min: 2418     avg: 2527     median: 2497 (20%)     max: 2882 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 5680     avg: 6143     median: 6133 (7%)     max: 6616 Points
min: 5094     avg: 5441     median: 5419 (6%)     max: 5885 Points
min: 4507     avg: 4701     median: 4630 (5%)     max: 5314 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 P9700 +
1737 s (21%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 P9700 +
54.6 s (11%)
105%
1 P8400 +
34.2 s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2506     avg: 2552     median: 2540 (5%)     max: 2610 Points
min: 2273     avg: 2374     median: 2352 (5%)     max: 2598 Points
min: 1922     avg: 2030     median: 2036 (4%)     max: 2084 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
16 s (3%)
min: 17     avg: 17.5     median: 17.5 (4%)     max: 18 s
min: 21.75     avg: 22.1     median: 22 (5%)     max: 22.71 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
39 s (2%)
min: 42     avg: 43.5     median: 43.5 (2%)     max: 45 s
min: 50.7     avg: 51.5     median: 51.8 (2%)     max: 52.2 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1030 s (5%)
min: 1126     avg: 1196     median: 1195.5 (5%)     max: 1265 s
1212 s (5%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
25753 MIPS (12%)
23933 MIPS (11%)
21204 MIPS (10%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
19374 MFLOPS (15%)
19062 MFLOPS (15%)
15993 MFLOPS (12%)
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
7348 Points (46%)
min: 5765     avg: 6306     median: 6334 (40%)     max: 6668 Points
min: 3410     avg: 5117     median: 5201.5 (33%)     max: 6255 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Prozessor
100%
1 T9500 +
5.5 Points (79%)
95%
1 P8400 +
5.2 Points (74%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 P9700 +
5396 Points (5%)
80%
1 P8400 +
min: 3518     avg: 4111     median: 4340 (4%)     max: 4475 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo P9700 → 100% n=9

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 → 94% n=9

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 → 85% n=9

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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