Laptop processor benchmark comparison (Intel Core 2 X9100, X9000, T9600, T9500, P9500, T9400, T9300, P8600, P8400, T8300, T8100, P7350, Atom N270)

This laptop processor benchmark comparison is similar to the laptop graphics card performance comparison: it gets data from the benchmark tables at Notebookcheck, reduces the amount of data involved (limiting the graph to the most usual processors) and plots them. The graph represents the scores in the 3DMark 06 CPU test, because this benchmark is available for most processors.

Complete processor listing: Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100 and X9000, Intel Core 2 Duo T9600, T9500, T9400, T9300, P9500, P8600, P7350, T8300, T8100, T7700, T7500, T7500, T7250, T5550, T5470 and U7700, Intel Pentium Dual Core T2390 and T2330, Intel Atom N270, AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, AMD Turion X2 RM-70, AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-64 and TL-56.

laptop processor benchmark comparison

The case of processors is more difficult than that of graphics cards: the difference in real-life performance is small, even more if we take into account than in many tasks the bottleneck is the hard disk performance, and powerful processors are expensive. If you need the best possible performance for professional purposes, have a look to the original data, that covers more benchmarks (SuperPi, Cinebench R10…). In addition, you will find there some quad-core desktop processors, that are the processors of choice for processor-intensive tasks. Quad-core laptop processors have been announced, but there are not available benchmarks at the moment.

As usual, in case of doubt you can ask in the message boards.

Featured laptops

With Intel Core 2 Extreme X9100: Lenovo Thinkpad W700HP Compaq 8530w, HP Compaq 8730w

 Light laptops with Intel Core 2 Duo T9600: Lenovo Thinkpad T400

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15 Responses to “Laptop processor benchmark comparison (Intel Core 2 X9100, X9000, T9600, T9500, P9500, T9400, T9300, P8600, P8400, T8300, T8100, P7350, Atom N270)”

  1. [...] The landscape of graphics cards can become confusing, but luckily we have benchmarks published in many sites that help us to assess the relative performance of each card. To help you decide which one is the optimal graphics card for your laptop, I have drawn a chart covering the most usual laptop graphics cards at the moment. The chart plots 3DMark 06 scores and data are from Notebookcheck tables: this is just an effort to make the available information more graphical and simple. If the graphics card you are interested in is not listed in the chart, it is lileky that it is in the original tables. In addition, you can find useful the laptop processor benchmark comparison. [...]

  2. Chris says:

    Can the atom run microsoft excel 2005 and sql 2005 (with visual studio)

    • Jim says:

      The Atom N270 is actually quite capable. I’m running SQL Server 2008 Express, limitations being the Windows XP Home Edition installation. No it’s not a server, but it will do nicely as a test bed or developer box. The beauty of it, as a cloud computing device, it has plenty of power to connect and remote desktop to a SQL server. I figure a more robust OS and a full installation of SQL Server 2008, it should be able to run that with no more difficulty than it does Express. Obviously though the resources will be used and the cpu may spike more often and closer to 100% utilization. But it’ll multi-thread a single core, single cpu server configuration. But also understand it’s the limitation. So there are things it won’t do simply because it’s not a quad core dual cpu system or whatever.

      • Jim says:

        Also failed to mention it, but I ran Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 on it with Oracle 10g XE with no issues. I just upgraded to Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.4 and am also running the same Oracle 10g XE and didn’t notice any difference. If you’re familiar, Oracle 10g XE runs APEX in a web browser as well.

  3. Chris says:

    Will Access 2005 freeze with the Atom?

    • Felip says:

      Hi Chris,

      I don’t think it’s going to freeze, but operating with large spreadsheets and databases can be quite slow. I don’t own any Atom-powered device, but you can find useful this recent review of Atom’s performance at Tom’s Hardware:,2038.html

      It’s the desktop version, but I think it’s very similar.

    • Hugh Jass says:

      Chris, the content of your question tells me you have no idea what’s going on in the first place. Don’t worry about the Atom.

    • Jim says:

      Access is 2003 or 2007 versions. Expect the Atom N270 to deliver AMD Athlon XP or even Celeron P4 performance with MS Office. Lighter queries and Office suite tasks, you won’t notice it. And it’ll be like most Office applications, awaiting user input. Heavier tasks, it may bog down, but freeze ? It is what it is. SQL Server 2008 Express runs on it just fine and within the limitations of Windows XP Home Edition.

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  5. ChrisB says:

    is the performance gain sufficient between the T9400 and the P9500 worth the extra £81 i have been quoted for the laptop i’m buying.

    • Felip says:

      It depends. It is worth if you perfom often processor intensive tasks or play demandig games, but to improve general system responsiveness I think the diference is going to be hardly noticeable.

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    • Hehe says:

      Which 1 is better ? Intel c2d T6500 (2.1ghz)with 512mb Ati graphics or Amd dual core rm-74(2.2ghz) with 1gb Ati graphics

      • Felip says:

        The Intel processor is faster. I don’t know about the graphics card, the actual card model is much more important than the amount of memory.