Intel Core 2 Duo T5600: specs and benchmarks



Intel started Core 2 Duo T5600 sales 28 July 2006 at a recommended price of $241. This is a Merom architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 1830 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is PPGA478, PBGA479 processor with a TDP of 34 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 0.52% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

Core 2 Duo T5600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2701
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesIntel Core 2 Duo
Architecture codenameMerom (2006−2008)
Release date28 July 2006 (17 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$241of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$31 (0.1x MSRP)of 15710 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

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 speed1.83 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed1.83 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
Bus support667 MHz
L1 cache64 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache2 MBof 36 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography65 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size143 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors291 Millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range1.0375V-1.3V


Information on Core 2 Duo T5600 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketPPGA478, PBGA479
Power consumption (TDP)34 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core 2 Duo T5600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
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 T5600. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 T5600 0.52


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Core 2 Duo T5600 650

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

Core 2 Duo T5600 228

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

Core 2 Duo T5600 414

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 T5600 1560

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Core 2 Duo T5600 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core 2 Duo T5600 is A4-3320M, which is faster by 2% and higher by 7 positions in our ranking.


Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core 2 Duo T5600:

AMD E2-3000M 101.92
Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 100

Similar processors

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

Core 2 Duo T5900Core 2Duo T5900
Pentium Dual T3400Pentium DualCore T3400
Turion X2 RM-75Turion X2RM-75
Turion X2 RM-72Turion X2RM-72

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core 2 Duo T5600, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core 2 Duo T5600 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 78 configurations based on Core 2 Duo T5600 in our database.

GTX 1650 GeForce GTX 1650
1.3% (1/78)
GeForce 945M GeForce 945M
1.3% (1/78)
GeForce MX110 GeForce MX110
1.3% (1/78)
UHD Graphics 630 UHD Graphics 630
1.3% (1/78)
RX Vega 3 Radeon RX Vega 3
1.3% (1/78)
GT 730 GeForce GT 730
1.3% (1/78)
GT 440 GeForce GT 440
1.3% (1/78)
GeForce 920M GeForce 920M
1.3% (1/78)
GTS 250 GeForce GTS 250
1.3% (1/78)

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