CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q9100 vs T3500 among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9100

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q9100

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Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Front view of Intel Celeron T3500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Celeron T3500

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Celeron T3500 vs the Core2 Quad Q9100.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q9100 vs Celeron T3500

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 Q9100
104,600 MB/s
Celeron T3500
88,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9100  vs
Celeron T3500 
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
478
P

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 45W 35W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.86 pt/W 2.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 28.44W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 800 MHz

details

Core2 Quad Q9100  vs
Celeron T3500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 410,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.63 GHz 2.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.26 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.63 GHz 2.13 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
Intel Core2 Quad Q9100
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Intel Celeron T3500
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