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Intel Core 2 Duo T9600


$315.00 Released July, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Handles a heavy workload gracefully, nice processing power that's difficult to max out. Ideal for multi-threaded applications and mutlitasking, cuts down on the system lag significantly. Solid build, works for years hassle-free and has enough power to still be competitive.

The Cons:Difficult to find in stock, and the price is generally listed higher than more recently released CPUs that run faster.

The Core 2 Duo T9600 is a mid-range mobile processor, released by Intel on a fifth-generation Centrino platform, codenamed Montevina. The dual-core, 45nm, 64-bit CPU clocks in at 2.80 GHz, and features an L2 cache of 6 MB.

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The unit is a step up from the T9550, which is almost identical in features but is slightly slower, at 2.66 GHz. The T9600 is also the only T-series CPU to feature Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which enables the core to exceed its normal frequency if power, current, and temperature are below their specification limits. Although Intel planned to keep T-series TDP values under 30 W, this unit has a TDP of 35 W. To older Centrino models, the T9600 adds SSE4.1 support and a higher front side bus speed of 1066 MHz. After a short delay, Montevina CPUs were released in July 2008. This model is unavailable at retail.

Features

  • Dual core
  • 2.80 GHz
  • 6MB L2 cache
  • 1066 MHz FSB speed
  • 35 W TDP
  • 64-bit support
  • 45 nm manufacturing
  • SSE4.1 support
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology
  • Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology
  • Intel Virtualization Technology
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology

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    handles a heavy workload gracefully, nice processing power that's difficult to max out

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    ideal for multi-threaded applications and mutlitasking, cuts down on the system lag significantly

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    solid build, works for years hassle-free and has enough power to still be competitive

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    draws minimal power, much lower than most laptop CPUs, won't drain the battery

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    works well with 64-bit operating systems

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    doesn't generate much heat, fan doesn't have to work hard

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    difficult to find in stock, and the price is generally listed higher than more recently released CPUs that run faster

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