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Front view of Intel Core2 QX9770

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Intel Core2 QX9770

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 QX9770 vs Core i7 3770

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 QX9770
6,063
Core i7 3770
12,524

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 QX9770
137,050 MB/s
Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 QX9770  vs
Core i7 3770 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155
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
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 136W 77W
Annual home energy cost 32.76 $/year 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 119.14 $/year 67.45 $/year
Performance per watt 1.32 pt/W 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 110.5W 62.56W

details

Core2 QX9770  vs
Core i7 3770 
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 22 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 1,300,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 8 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 55.5°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.23 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.47 GHz 4.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.23 GHz 4.03 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 QX9770
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