CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of T9900 vs 460M


Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

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Performance, Single-core Performance, Power Consumption and Features

Intel Core2 Duo T9900 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Duo T9900

Reasons to consider the
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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3.06 GHz vs 2.53 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz vs 2.97 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,225 vs 1,071 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz vs 2.77 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i5 460M

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Newer manufacturing process 32 nms vs 45 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per dollar 6.28 pt/$ vs 2.44 pt/$ More than 2.5x better performance per dollar
Marginally newer Sep, 2010 vs Jun, 2009 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Duo T9900 vs Core i5 460M

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core2 Duo T9900  vs
Core i5 460M 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 2.53 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
BGA 1288
Is hyperthreaded No Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 766 MHz


Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1


Core2 Duo T9900  vs
Core i5 460M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nms 32 nms
Transistor count 410,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 11 19


Overclocked clock speed 3.38 GHz 2.97 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz 2.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz 2.97 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 10.82 pt/W 10.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W
Intel Core2 Duo T9900
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