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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q8400

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Intel Core2 Quad Q8400

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 vs the AMD Phenom X4 9650.

Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9650

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AMD Phenom X4 9650

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q8400 vs Phenom X4 9650

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 Q8400
113,900 MB/s
Phenom X4 9650
88,700 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 Q8400  vs
Phenom X4 9650 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2+

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

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
Performance per watt 0.94 pt/W 1.15 pt/W
Typical power consumption 135.97W 77.19W

details

Core2 Quad Q8400  vs
Phenom X4 9650 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 29 5
Overclocked clock speed 3.48 GHz 2.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.91 GHz 3.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.48 GHz 2.81 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 1,333 MHz 1,800 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q8400
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AMD Phenom X4 9650
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