Intel Core 2 Duo P9500: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core 2 Duo P9500

Summary

Intel started Intel Core 2 Duo P9500 sales 15 July 2008 at a recommended price of $348. 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 3.65 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.

General info

Of Core 2 Duo P9500 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.52
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core 2 Duo
 
Achitecture codename
Penryn
 
Release date
15 July 2008
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$348
 
Price now
$999
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core 2 Duo P9500's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core 2 Duo P9500's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
2
 
Maximum frequency
2.53 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
Bus support
1066 MHz
 
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 896 (Core i9-7940X)
L2 cache
6134 KB
 
of 8192 (FX-8350)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
 
Die size
107 mm2
 
Transistor count
410 Million
 
of 19200 (EPYC 7551P)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Duo P9500 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Socket
BGA479, PGA478
 
Power consumption (TDP)
25 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo P9500. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 

Security technologies

Core 2 Duo P9500 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Duo P9500 are enumerated here.
VT-x
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Duo P9500. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

3.65

3DMark06 CPU

2311

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

2901

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

5502

Passmark

1748

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core 2 Duo P9500 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Duo P9500 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo P9500 from AMD is Turion 64 MT-40, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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