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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q8200

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Intel Core2 Quad Q8200

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 vs the AMD Athlon II X4 631.

Front view of AMD Athlon II X4 631

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q8200 vs Athlon II X4 631

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core2 Quad Q8200
100,000 MB/s
Athlon II X4 631
109,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q8200  vs
Athlon II X4 631 
Clock speed 2.33 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
FM1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 100W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 1.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 81.25W

details

Core2 Quad Q8200  vs
Athlon II X4 631 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 456,000,000 1,178,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.45 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 70.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 30 5
Overclocked clock speed 3.07 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.07 GHz 4.03 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A AMD Radeon Aug 15, 2011
Intel Core2 Quad Q8200
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