Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600 vs Intel Core 2 Duo P8700

Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600

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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).

 

Intel Core 2 Duo P8700

► remove Intel P8700

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 SP9600Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Intel Core 2 DuoIntel Core 2 Duo
PenrynPenryn
: Core 2 Duo Penryn
Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 (compare)3060 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9800 (compare)2920 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P9700 (compare)2800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 (compare)2800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 (compare)2660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 (compare)2660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 (compare)2600 MHz2 / 2
» Intel Core 2 Duo SP96002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P9500 (compare)2530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 (compare)2530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P8800 (compare)2660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 (compare)2500 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P87002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 (compare)2260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (compare)2260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P7570 (compare)2260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P7550 (compare)2260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T6770 (compare)2300 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600 (compare)2130 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 (compare)2130 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T6670 (compare)2200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (compare)2200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 (compare)2100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P7370 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 (compare)2100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 (compare)2100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400 (compare)1860 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9380 (compare)1800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9300 (compare)1600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU9600 (compare)1600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 (compare)1400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 (compare)1300 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 (compare)3060 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9800 (compare)2920 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P9700 (compare)2800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 (compare)2800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P9600 (compare)2660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 (compare)2660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 (compare)2600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP96002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P9500 (compare)2530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 (compare)2530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P8800 (compare)2660 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 (compare)2500 MHz2 / 2
» Intel Core 2 Duo P87002530 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 (compare)2260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (compare)2260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P7570 (compare)2260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P7550 (compare)2260 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T6770 (compare)2300 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600 (compare)2130 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 (compare)2130 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T6670 (compare)2200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (compare)2200 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 (compare)2100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P7370 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 (compare)2100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 (compare)2100 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400 (compare)1860 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9380 (compare)1800 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9300 (compare)1600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU9600 (compare)1600 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 (compare)1400 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 (compare)1300 MHz2 / 2
Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 2
2530 MHz2530 MHz
10661066
128 KB
6 MB3 MB
2 / 22 / 2
25 25
410 410
45 1.05-1.15V45 1.00V - 1.25V
107 mm2107 mm2
105 °C105 °C
BGA956BGA479, PGA478
Virtualization Technology (VT-x), Trusted Execution Technology, Intel 64, Enhanced Speedstep, Execute Disable BitSSE4.1, Virtualization Technology, Execute Disable Bit, Enhanced Speedstep, Ehnaced Halt State (C1E), 64 Bit, Trusted Execution Technology
$316 U.S.$209 U.S.
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600Intel Core 2 Duo P8700

Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
2836 Points (31%)
min: 2516     avg: 2826.2     median: 2805 (31%)     max: 3057 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
5309 Points (8%)
min: 4741     avg: 5273.2     median: 5169 (8%)     max: 5882 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
1863.3 seconds (22%)
min: 974     avg: 1020.3     median: 1038 (12%)     max: 1048 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 30     avg: 44.4     median: 44 (9%)     max: 58 seconds
min: 30     avg: 31.6     median: 31 (6%)     max: 32 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
2189 Points (15%)
min: 2085     avg: 2218.5     median: 2253 (15%)     max: 2261 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 *
18 Seconds (4%)
min: 19     avg: 22.7     median: 20 (4%)     max: 30 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
43 Seconds (2%)
min: 46     avg: 54     median: 50 (2%)     max: 69 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1117 Seconds (5%)
min: 1187     avg: 1226.9     median: 1226 (5%)     max: 1266 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
23240 MIPS (11%)
min: 19740     avg: 21536     median: 21536 (10%)     max: 23332 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
18549 MFLOPS (14%)
min: 17580     avg: 18070     median: 18070 (14%)     max: 18560 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
7587 Points (48%)
min: 4987     avg: 5477.8     median: 5364 (34%)     max: 6196 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - CPU
5.4 Points (77%)
5.4 Points (77%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.1 points (87%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 4831     avg: 4872     median: 4872 (7%)     max: 4913 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 → 98%

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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