Mobile CPU buyer's guide: Quick reference charts

Find top specifications and pricing info for today's crop of mobile processors.

High-end CPUs | Midrange CPUs | Budget CPUs | Low-power CPUs

Midrange mobile CPUs

AMD

 

CPU Family

Model

 Cores 

Clock Speed

System

 Bus Speed 

L2 Cache

Fabrication

Process

Thermal Design

Power (TDP)

Price

 
 

Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor

ZM-86

2

2.4 GHz

3,600 MHz

2MB

65nm

35 watts

$325

 
 

Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor

ZM-84

2

2.3 GHz

3,600 MHz

2MB

65nm

35 watts

$287

 
 

Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor

ZM-82

2

2.2 GHz

3,600 MHz

2MB

65nm

35 watts

$287

 
 

Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor

ZM-80

2

2.1 GHz

3,600 MHz

2MB

65nm

32 watts

$260

 

Intel

 

CPU Family

Model

Cores

Clock Speed

Front-Side

Bus Speed

L2 Cache

Fabrication

Process

Thermal Design

Power (TDP)

Price

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T9600

2

2.8 GHz

1,066 MHz

6MB

45nm

35 watts

$590

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T9500

2

2.6 GHz

800 MHz

6MB

45nm

35 watts

$539

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T9300

2

2.5 GHz

800 MHz

6MB

45nm

35 watts

$343

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T8300

2

2.4 GHz

800 MHz

3MB

45nm

35 watts

$263

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T8100

2

2.1 GHz

800 MHz

3MB

45nm

35 watts

$222

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

SP9400

2

2.4 GHz

1,066 MHz

6MB

45nm

25 watts

$436

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

SP9300

2

2.26 GHz

1,066 MHz

6MB

45nm

25 watts

$426

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

P9500

2

2.53 GHz

1,066 MHz

6MB

45nm

25 watts

$369

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

P8600

2

2.4 GHz

1,066 MHz

3MB

45nm

25 watts

$255

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

P8400

2

2.26 GHz

1,066 MHz

3MB

45nm

25 watts

$222

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T7800

2

2.6 GHz

800 MHz

4MB

65nm

35 watts

$561

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T7700

2

2.4 GHz

800 MHz

4MB

65nm

35 watts

$326

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T7600

2

2.33 GHz

667 MHz

4MB

65nm

34 watts

$650

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T7500

2

2.2 GHz

800 MHz

4MB

65nm

35 watts

$263

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T7400

2

2.16 GHz

667 MHz

4MB

65nm

34 watts

$445

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T7300

2

2 GHz

800 MHz

4MB

65nm

35 watts

$270

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T7250

2

2 GHz

800 MHz

2MB

65nm

34 watts

$210

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T7200

2

2 GHz

667 MHz

4MB

65nm

34 watts

$326

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T7100

2

1.8 GHz

800 MHz

2MB

65nm

35 watts

$224

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T5850

2

2.16 GHz

667 MHz

2MB

65nm

35 watts

$240

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T5750

2

2 GHz

667 MHz

2MB

65nm

35 watts

$224

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T5600

2

1.83 GHz

667 MHz

2MB

65nm

34 watts

$265

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T5550

2

1.83 GHz

667 MHz

2MB

65nm

35 watts

$204

 
 

Core 2 Duo Mobile

T5500

2

1.66 GHz

667 MHz

2MB

65nm

34 watts

$200

 

Notes:

1.  Neither Intel nor AMD publishes per-unit prices for its CPUs, so we used Google Shopping to determine average street prices. Prices for these charts are current as of December 2008; however, processor prices are always subject to change and will drop over time.

2.  The 45nm fabrication process is a new chip-manufacturing technology that results in more energy-efficient CPUs than the older 65nm process (which is in turn more efficient than the still-older 90nm process). Intel began using the 45nm method for some of its processors in late 2007; AMD currently offers no 45nm mobile CPUs.

3.  You can find more detailed specifications for the two companies' entire processor lines at the AMD site and the Intel site, respectively.

High-end CPUs | Midrange CPUs | Budget CPUs | Low-power CPUs

Return to Mobile CPU buyer's guide.

1 2 3 4 Page 2
Page 2 of 4
7 inconvenient truths about the hybrid work trend
 
Shop Tech Products at Amazon