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Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 vs Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 vs Intel Core 2 Duo P8400

Intel Core 2 Duo T9600

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The Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 is a high end dual core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction). Compared to the faster T9900 it does not support the new power saving C1E state. The newer Core 2 Duo P9700 offers a similar performance but features a lower TDP of 28 Watt.

Due to the high clock speed, the T9600 offers enough performance for demanding games (in 2009) and applications. 

The T9600 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 T9600 can be used in a Socket P socket with 479 pins.

Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300

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The Core 2 Duo SP9300 is a power efficient (25W TDP) dual core CPU for laptops. Compared to other Core 2 Duo with 2.26 GHz, the SP9300 features the full 6 MB level 2 cache of the Penryn core. Usually 3MB are enabled for 25 W CPUs at this clock range (e.g. P8400). Therefore, the performance is a bit better than similar clocked C2D CPUs.

Intel Core 2 Duo P8400

► remove from comparison Intel P8400

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 T9600Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300Intel 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 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T98002.92 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P97002.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 « 2.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P96002.66 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T95502.66 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T95002.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SP96002.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P95002.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T94002.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P88002.66 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T93002.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P87002.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SP94002.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P86002.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T83002.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SP93002.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P84002.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P75702.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P75502.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T67702.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL96002.13 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P74502.13 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T66702.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T66002.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T81002.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P73702 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P73502 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T65702.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T65002.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL94001.86 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93801.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T64002 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93001.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU96001.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU94001.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU73001.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU93001.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T99003.06 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T98002.92 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P97002.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T96002.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P96002.66 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T95502.66 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T95002.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SP96002.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P95002.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T94002.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P88002.66 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T93002.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P87002.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SP94002.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P86002.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T83002.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 « 2.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P84002.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P75702.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P75502.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T67702.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL96002.13 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P74502.13 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T66702.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T66002.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T81002.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P73702 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P73502 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T65702.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T65002.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL94001.86 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93801.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T64002 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93001.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU96001.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU94001.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU73001.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU93001.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T99003.06 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T98002.92 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P97002.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T96002.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P96002.66 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T95502.66 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T95002.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SP96002.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P95002.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T94002.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P88002.66 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T93002.5 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P87002.53 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SP94002.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P86002.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T83002.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SP93002.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 « 2.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P75702.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P75502.26 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T67702.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL96002.13 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P74502.13 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T66702.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T66002.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T81002.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P73702 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo P73502 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T65702.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T65002.1 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL94001.86 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93801.8 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo T64002 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SL93001.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU96001.6 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU94001.4 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU73001.3 GHz2 / 2 cores
Intel Core 2 Duo SU93001.2 GHz2 / 2 cores
Clock2800 MHz2260 MHz2260 MHz
FSB106610661066
L2 Cache6 MB6 MB3 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 22 / 2
TDP35 Watt25 Watt25 Watt
Transistors410 Million410 Million410 Million
45 nm, 1.05-1.2125 V45 nm, 1.05-1.15V45 nm, 1.05-1.15
Die Size107 mm2107 mm2107 mm2
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
SocketSocket P (BGA479, PGA478)BGA956Socket P
Architecturex86x86x86
$316 U.S.$284 U.S.$209 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Core 2 Duo T9600Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
FeaturesVirtualization 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
L1 Cache128 KB

Benchmarks

Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 3060     avg: 3204     median: 3106.5 (19%)     max: 3541 Points
min: 2508     avg: 2522     median: 2517 (15%)     max: 2541 Points
min: 2418     avg: 2527     median: 2497 (15%)     max: 2882 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 5538     avg: 5936     median: 5801 (4%)     max: 6785 Points
min: 4753     avg: 4759     median: 4757 (3%)     max: 4767 Points
min: 4507     avg: 4701     median: 4630 (3%)     max: 5314 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 T9600 +
min: 877     avg: 900     median: 899.5 (11%)     max: 922 s
90%
1 SP9300 +
min: 1146     avg: 1642     median: 1641.5 (19%)     max: 2137 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 27     avg: 28.1     median: 27.7 (6%)     max: 29.7 s
min: 35.95     avg: 52.7     median: 52.7 (11%)     max: 69.4 s
34.2 s (7%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2465     avg: 2524     median: 2517 (5%)     max: 2598 Points
min: 1941     avg: 1996     median: 1974 (4%)     max: 2074 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 *
min: 16     avg: 16.3     median: 16 (3%)     max: 16.98 s
min: 20.03     avg: 21     median: 21 (5%)     max: 22 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 *
min: 39     avg: 39.8     median: 39.5 (2%)     max: 40.98 s
min: 47.24     avg: 47.6     median: 47.6 (2%)     max: 48 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 *
min: 1033     avg: 1052     median: 1034 (5%)     max: 1088 s
1212 s (5%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 25986     avg: 26074     median: 26073.5 (12%)     max: 26161 MIPS
19380 MIPS (9%)
21204 MIPS (10%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 19701     avg: 20127     median: 20126.5 (15%)     max: 20552 MFLOPS
16680 MFLOPS (13%)
15993 MFLOPS (12%)
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
min: 5911     avg: 6761     median: 6798 (43%)     max: 7573 Points
min: 4425     avg: 4480     median: 4480 (28%)     max: 4535 Points
min: 3410     avg: 5117     median: 5201.5 (33%)     max: 6255 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Prozessor
100%
1 T9600 +
5.6 Points (80%)
93%
1 P8400 +
5.2 Points (74%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 SP9300 +
5.7 Points (73%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 T9600 +
min: 5700     avg: 5703     median: 5703 (5%)     max: 5706 Points
76%
1 P8400 +
min: 3518     avg: 4111     median: 4340 (4%)     max: 4475 Points

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 → 100% n=10

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 → 86% n=10

Average Benchmarks Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 → 87% n=10

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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