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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 Intel Core i7 740QM

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 QX9300 vs Core i7 740QM

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 QX9300  vs
Core i7 740QM 
Clock speed 2.53 GHz 1.73 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
478
P
rPGA 988A
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

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

details

Core2 QX9300  vs
Core i7 740QM 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 774,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 9 13

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.33 GHz 2.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.53 GHz 1.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.33 GHz 2.74 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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