Intel Core 2 Duo P8700: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
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Year of release 2009
Performance 0.96


Intel started Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 sales 1 January 2009 at a recommended price of $209. This is Penryn architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2530 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is BGA479, PGA478 processor with a TDP of 25 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Core 2 Duo P8700 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating2428
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesIntel Core 2 Duo
Architecture codenamePenryn (2008−2011)
Release date1 January 2009 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$209of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$71 (0.3x MSRP)of 18494 (Xeon Platinum 8280M)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speed2.53 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed2.53 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900KF)
Bus support1066 MHz
L2 cache3 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache3 MB L2 Cacheof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 5 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
Die size107 mm2
Maximum core temperature105 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors410 Millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range1V - 1.25V


Information on Core 2 Duo P8700 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

SocketBGA479, PGA478
Thermal design power (TDP)25 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo P8700. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Demand Based Switching-
FSB parity-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Duo P8700. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Core 2 Duo P8700 0.96
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Core 2 Duo P8700 968

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Core 2 Duo P8700 333

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Core 2 Duo P8700 576

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Core 2 Duo P8700 2805

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Core 2 Duo P8700 5169

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Core 2 Duo P8700 2254

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Duo P8700 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo P8700 by AMD is Turion II P540, which is slower by 1% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

AMD Turion II P540 Turion II P540

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Duo P8700:

AMD A4-4300M 103.13
AMD E2-9010 102.08
AMD A6-9220e 102.08
Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 100
AMD E2-9000 95.83

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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