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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9100

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Intel Core2 Quad Q9100

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core2 Quad Q9100 vs the Core i7 640M.

Front view of Intel Core i7 640M

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q9100 vs Core i7 640M

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
Core i7 640M
1,570,000 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
Core i7 640M 
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
478
P
BGA 1288
rPGA 988A

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 45W 35W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.86 pt/W 18.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 28.44W

details

Core2 Quad Q9100  vs
Core i7 640M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 8 21

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.63 GHz 3.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.26 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.63 GHz 3.37 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 766 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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