AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 vs Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600

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Games supported 96%

General info

Comparing Core 2 Duo SP9600 and Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating740780
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesIntel Core 2 Duo2x AMD Turion Ultra
Architecture codenamePenryn (2008−2011)Griffin (2008−2009)
Release date1 March 2009
(13 years old)
3 June 2008
(14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$316no data
Current priceno data$45

Technical specs

Core 2 Duo SP9600 and Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)2 (Dual-core)
Threads22
Base clock speed2.53 GHzno data
Boost clock speed2.53 GHz2.4 GHz
Bus support1066 MHz3600 MHz
L1 cache128 KB256 KB
L2 cache6 MB2 MB
L3 cache6 MB L2 Cache0 KB
Chip lithography45 nm65 nm
Die size107 mm2no data
Maximum core temperature105 °C100 °C
Number of transistors410 Millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier-no data
VID voltage range1.05V-1.15Vno data

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Duo SP9600 and Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 compatibility with other computer components: 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.

Number of CPUs in a configurationno data1
SocketBGA956S1g2
Thermal design power (TDP)25 Watt35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo SP9600 and Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsno data65 nm, 1.1-1.125V
PowerNowno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology-no data
Hyper-Threading Technology-no data
Demand Based Switching-no data
FSB parity-no data

Security technologies

Core 2 Duo SP9600 and Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core 2 Duo SP9600 and Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+
VT-x+no data

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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 SP9600 8.25
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 7.69
+7.3%
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • wPrime 32

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 SP9600 2836
+44.3%
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 1965

Core 2 Duo SP9600 outperforms Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 by 44% in Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core.

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 SP9600 5309
+38.3%
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 3840

Core 2 Duo SP9600 outperforms Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 by 38% in Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core.

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 SP9600 2189
+35.3%
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 1618

Core 2 Duo SP9600 outperforms Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 by 35% in 3DMark06 CPU.

wPrime 32

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

Core 2 Duo SP9600 44.4
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 34.9
+27.2%

Core 2 Duo SP9600 outperforms Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 by 27% in wPrime 32.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 8.25 7.69
Recency 1 March 2009 3 June 2008
Boost clock speed 2530 2400
Chip lithography 45 nm 65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 25 Watt 35 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600
Core 2 Duo SP9600

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AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86

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Competitors of Core 2 Duo SP9600 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo SP9600 by AMD is Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86 by Intel is Core i5-1038NG7, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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