Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 vs Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 vs Intel Core 2 Duo T9550

Intel Core 2 Duo T9400

► remove Intel T9400

The Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 was a uppder middle class dual core CPU for laptops, at the time of introduction. It is similar to the Core 2 Duo P9500 except for the higher TDP of 35 versus 25 Watt).

Due to the relatively high clock speed and 6MB Level 2 cache, the T9400 offers enough performance for most demanding games (in 2009) and applications.

The T9400 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 P8600

► remove Intel P8600

The Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 is a dual core processor for laptops. It features 2.4 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).

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). Compared to the fastest Turion II Ultra M640, the P8600 should be still faster.

The P8600 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).

The Core 2 Duo P8600 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)

Intel Core 2 Duo T9550

► remove Intel T9550

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

Due to the relatively high clock speed and 6MB Level 2 cache, the T9550 offers enough performance for demanding games (in 2009) and applications. 

The T9550 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 T9400Intel Core 2 Duo P8600Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
Intel Core 2 DuoIntel Core 2 DuoIntel Core 2 Duo
PenrynPenrynPenryn
: 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
2530 MHz2400 MHz2660 MHz
106610661066
128 KB128 KB128 KB
6 MB3 MB6 MB
2 / 22 / 22 / 2
35 25 35
410 274 410
45 1.050V-1.162V45 1-1.25 V45 1.05-1.212V
107 mm281 mm2107 mm2
105 °C105 °C105 °C
BGA479, PGA478Socket P (BGA479, PGA478)BGA479, PGA478
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, Trusted Execution, Intel 64, Enhanced Speedstep (up to C6), ExBit, SSE4.1
Architecturex86x86x86
$316 U.S.$209 U.S.$316 U.S.
Intel Core 2 Duo T9400Intel Core 2 Duo P8600Intel Core 2 Duo T9550

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 P8600 +
118 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 P8600 +
65 Points (24%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 P8600 +
min: 1.34     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (3%)     max: 1.4 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2713     avg: 2848     median: 2818 (25%)     max: 3207
min: 2545     avg: 2644     median: 2618 (23%)     max: 2995
min: 2911     avg: 2958     median: 2966 (26%)     max: 3001
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 5008     avg: 5341     median: 5267.5 (9%)     max: 6173
min: 4619     avg: 4965     median: 4910 (8%)     max: 5714
min: 5418     avg: 5530     median: 5577 (9%)     max: 5615
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
1641 s (19%)
1100 s (13%)
922 s (11%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 30.1     avg: 37.7     median: 31 (6%)     max: 52.061 s
min: 32.5     avg: 34.2     median: 34.6 (7%)     max: 35.4 s
29 s (6%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2026     avg: 2262     median: 2304 (13%)     max: 2349 Points
min: 1972     avg: 2135     median: 2155 (12%)     max: 2212 Points
min: 2347     avg: 2384     median: 2385 (13%)     max: 2417 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 17.75     avg: 18.1     median: 18.1 (4%)     max: 18.548 s
min: 20.546     avg: 21     median: 20.8 (5%)     max: 21.481 s
min: 16     avg: 17     median: 17 (4%)     max: 17.91 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 42.531     avg: 43.1     median: 43 (2%)     max: 44.024 s
min: 48.797     avg: 50.3     median: 50 (2%)     max: 52.791 s
min: 40     avg: 41.6     median: 42 (2%)     max: 42.84 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 1107.07     avg: 1150     median: 1164 (5%)     max: 1180 s
1160 s (5%)
min: 1059     avg: 1105     median: 1123 (5%)     max: 1131.98 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
23652 MIPS (11%)
22444 MIPS (11%)
min: 6820     avg: 17433     median: 20774 (10%)     max: 24706 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
17818 MFLOPS (14%)
16370 MFLOPS (13%)
min: 5870     avg: 14981     median: 19516 (15%)     max: 19556 MFLOPS
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
min: 2293     avg: 5930     median: 6175 (39%)     max: 7555 Points
min: 3731     avg: 5437     median: 5443 (34%)     max: 6939 Points
min: 6414     avg: 6553     median: 6619 (42%)     max: 6625 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Prozessor
5.4 Points (77%)
5.3 Points (76%)
min: 3.9     avg: 5.1     median: 5.5 (79%)     max: 5.5 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 P8600 +
6 Points (77%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 3066     avg: 4502     median: 4892 (6%)     max: 5156 Points
min: 4306     avg: 4556     median: 4594 (5%)     max: 4735 Points
min: 5252     avg: 5399     median: 5424 (6%)     max: 5496 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 P8600 +
2209 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 P8600 +
2676 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 P8600 +
4933 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 P8600 +
2810 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 P8600 +
3466 Points (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 P8600 +
2302 (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 P8600 +
1248 (26%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 P8600 +
2624 (4%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 P8600 +
1454 (30%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 P8600 +
min: 2098     avg: 3453     median: 3453 (6%)     max: 4808 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 P8600 +
min: 305.8     avg: 308     median: 308.5 (3%)     max: 311.1 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
100%
1 P8600 +
276 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 P8600 +
13028 Points (21%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 → 100% n=13

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 → 96% n=13

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 → 103% n=13

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