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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9500

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q9500

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 3x more l2 cache per core
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 71.4 °C vs 55 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 85.31W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2010 vs Jul, 2009 Release date 6 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 25.29 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 91.98 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 2439 SE

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AMD Opteron 2439 SE

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads

Features Key features of the Core2 Quad Q9500  vs Opteron 2439 SE 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9500  vs
Opteron 2439 SE 
Clock speed 2.83 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Socket type
LGA 775
F

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 105W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 91.98 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 85.31W

details

Core2 Quad Q9500  vs
Opteron 2439 SE 
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C 0 - 55°C

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

bus

Architecture FSB HyperTransport 3.0
Clock speed 1,333 MHz 2,200 MHz
Intel Core2 Quad Q9500
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AMD Opteron 2439 SE
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