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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9450S

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q9450S

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.67 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 2.67 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Jan, 2008 Release date over 4 years later

Features Key features of the Core2 Quad Q9450S  vs FX 6300 

clock speed

FX 6300
3.5 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

FX 6300
4.75 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

FX 6300
4.82 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9450S  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.67 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Clock speed 1,333 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Core2 Quad Q9450S  vs
FX 6300 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 12 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.67 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.67 GHz 4.75 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W
Intel Core2 Quad Q9450S
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