Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300

Summary

Intel started Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 sales 20 August 2008. 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 1200 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is BGA956 processor with a TDP of 10 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 2.67 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Core 2 Duo SU9300 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.23
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Core 2 Duo
 
Architecture codename
Penryn
 
Launch date
20 August 2008 (12 years ago)
 
Price now
$26
 

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 cores
2 (Dual-core)
 
Threads
2
 
Base clock speed
1.2 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
1.2 GHz
 
Bus support
800 MHz
 
L2 cache
3 MB
 
L3 cache
3 MB L2 Cache
 
Chip lithography
45 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
107 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors
410 Million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
1.05V-1.15V
 

Compatibility

Information on Core 2 Duo SU9300 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.

Socket
BGA956
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
10 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo SU9300. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

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

Security technologies

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

TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

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

VT-x
+
 

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core 2 Duo SU9300. 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.

2.67

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.

1392

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.

1028

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.

2463

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core 2 Duo SU9300 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 86% minimum and 78% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
86%
Recommended
78%
Minimum
86%
Recommended
78%

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core 2 Duo SU9300 from AMD is Mobile Sempron M100, which is faster by 1% and higher by 10 positions in our rating.

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