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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q8200

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q8200

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 98.28W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71.4 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 37.88 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 3.23 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 93.47 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 2100

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Much higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.33 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.23 GHz vs 3.07 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jan, 2011 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 2 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q8200 vs Core i3 2100

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
Core i3 2100
153,100 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q8200  vs
Core i3 2100 
Clock speed 2.33 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 37.88 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 93.47 $/year
Performance per watt 1.19 pt/W 1.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 98.28W

details

Core2 Quad Q8200  vs
Core i3 2100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 7 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 30 101
Overclock review score 3 4.5
Overclocked clock speed 3.07 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.07 GHz 3.23 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
Intel Core2 Quad Q8200
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