Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300
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Year of release 2008
Performance 7.24


Intel started Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 sales 20 August 2008 at a recommended price of $284. This is a 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 2260 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is BGA956 processor with a TDP of 25 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Core 2 Duo SP9300 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating820
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesIntel Core 2 Duo
Architecture codenamePenryn (2008−2011)
Release date20 August 2008
(14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$284of 305 (Core i7-870)

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 speed2.26 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed2.26 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
Bus support1066 MHz
L2 cache6 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache6 MB L2 Cacheof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography45 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size107 mm2
Maximum core temperature105 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors410 Millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7845HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range1.05V - 1.15V


Information on Core 2 Duo SP9300 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.

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

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo SP9300. 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 SP9300. 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 SP9300 7.24
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU

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 SP9300 2517

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: 19%

Core 2 Duo SP9300 4757

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 SP9300 1974

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Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Duo SP9300 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

Core 2 Duo SP9300 AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo SP9300 from AMD is Ryzen 3 7320U, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 3 7320U Ryzen 3 7320U

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Similar processors

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

Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600 Core 2 Duo SL9600
AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86
AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80 Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80
AMD Turion X2 RM-70 Turion X2 RM-70
Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600 Core 2 Duo SP9600
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58 Turion 64 X2 TL-58

Best GPUs for Core 2 Duo SP9300

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core 2 Duo SP9300, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core 2 Duo SP9300 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 56 configurations based on Core 2 Duo SP9300 in our database.

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