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Front view of Intel Core2 QX9300

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Intel Core2 QX9300

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Front view of AMD FX 7500

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 QX9300 vs FX 7500

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Core2 QX9300
3,780
FX 7500
29.4

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 QX9300  vs
FX 7500 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 20W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 4.82 $/year
Typical power consumption 36.56W 16.25W

details

Core2 QX9300  vs
FX 7500 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 28 nm
Clock multiplier 9 21

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.33 GHz 2.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.33 GHz 2.46 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ R7
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 498 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 553 MHz
Intel Core2 QX9300
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