Pictures

86PRO SCORE
GIVE IT AN OVERALL RATING
4.28571428571429 1 5 0
4.28571428571429
7 VOTES

It is a mid-range mobile processor, released by Intel on a fifth-generation Centrino platform, codenamed Montevina.

Where to buy

Seller Price Seller Rating
Show more
Pros

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

1 agrees

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

1 agrees

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

1 agrees

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

1 agrees

works well with 64-bit operating systems

1 agrees

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

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

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

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Edit

 

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. 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
About Us