CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q8300 vs 4500M among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Quad Q8300  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q8300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q8300

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Higher clock speed 2.5 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.32 GHz vs 2.34 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,745 vs 3,234 More than 45% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.33 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A8 4500M

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AMD A8 4500M

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 1,420,000 MB/s vs 106,750 MB/s More than 13.2x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
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
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 77.19W 2.7x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 9.38 pt/W vs 1.39 pt/W Around 6.8x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 71.4 °C More than 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer May, 2012 vs Nov, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.7x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q8300 vs A8 4500M

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 Q8300
106,750 MB/s
A8 4500M
1,420,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q8300  vs
A8 4500M 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 35W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.39 pt/W 9.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 28.44W

details

Core2 Quad Q8300  vs
A8 4500M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 456,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 7 19
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 0.81 - 1.3V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.32 GHz 2.34 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.33 GHz 1.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.32 GHz 2.34 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7640G
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 685 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q8300
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