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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9100

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q9100

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 2 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.63 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of AMD Opteron 2377 EE

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AMD Opteron 2377 EE

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Slightly lower typical power consumption 32.5W vs 36.56W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2009 vs Aug, 2008 Release date 8 months later
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 9.64 $/year vs 10.84 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 35.04 $/year vs 39.42 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core2 Quad Q9100  vs Opteron 2377 EE 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9100  vs
Opteron 2377 EE 
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 2.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
478
P
F

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 45W 40W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 9.64 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 35.04 $/year
Typical power consumption 36.56W 32.5W

details

Core2 Quad Q9100  vs
Opteron 2377 EE 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 8 11
Voltage range 1.05 - 1.18V 1 - UnknownV

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.63 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.26 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.63 GHz 2.3 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

Architecture FSB HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q9100
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AMD Opteron 2377 EE
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