Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600


Intel started Core 2 Duo SL9600 sales 1 March 2009 at a recommended price of $316. 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 2130 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a BGA956 processor with a TDP of 17 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 15.05 percent of a leader's which is Intel Xeon W-3175X.

General info

Of Core 2 Duo SL9600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Intel Core 2 Duo
Achitecture codename
Release date
1 March 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
of 999 (Xeon W3530)

Technical specs

Core 2 Duo SL9600'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 SL9600's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
2.13 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
1066 MHz
L1 cache
128 KB
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
6134 KB
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
45 nm
Die size
107 mm2
Transistor count
410 Million
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support


Information on Core 2 Duo SL9600 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Power consumption (TDP)
17 Watt

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core 2 Duo SL9600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance


Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core


Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core 2 Duo SL9600 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Duo SL9600 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo SL9600 from AMD is Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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