CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Q9300 vs 2222 among all CPUs

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 Q9300

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q9300

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 2 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l2 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 71.4 °C vs 55 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 4,773 vs 4,263 More than 10% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.61 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jan, 2008 vs Aug, 2007 Release date 5 months later
Front view of AMD Opteron 2222

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AMD Opteron 2222

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Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 20% higher clock speed
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q9300 vs Opteron 2222

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 Q9300
107,000 MB/s
Opteron 2222
129,100 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9300  vs
Opteron 2222 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
F
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.44 pt/W 1.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W

details

Core2 Quad Q9300  vs
Opteron 2222 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 6 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 7 15
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 1.3 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.38 GHz 3.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.61 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz 3.23 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 Q9300
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AMD Opteron 2222
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