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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q8400

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Intel Core2 Quad Q8400

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AMD Phenom II X4 960

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Phenom II X4 960 vs the Intel Core2 Quad Q8400.

Features Key features of the Core2 Quad Q8400  vs Phenom II X4 960 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q8400  vs
Phenom II X4 960 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core2 Quad Q8400  vs
Phenom II X4 960 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 51.39 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 130.79 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 135.97W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 1,333 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q8400
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