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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 0.5 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz vs 2.95 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 71.4 °C vs 66.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.61 GHz vs 2.9 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 4130T

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 77.19W 2.7x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 5 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q9300 vs Core i3 4130T

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
Core i3 4130T
3,405,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9300  vs
Core i3 4130T 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 35W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 1.44 pt/W 18.27 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 28.44W

details

Core2 Quad Q9300  vs
Core i3 4130T 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 6 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 66.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.38 GHz 2.95 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.61 GHz 2.9 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.38 GHz 2.95 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD graphics 4400
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Intel Core2 Quad Q9300
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