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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9550

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Intel Core2 Quad Q9550

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 vs the AMD FX 4170.

Front view of AMD FX 4170

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AMD FX 4170

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q9550 vs FX 4170

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 Q9550
121,500 MB/s
FX 4170
2,370,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9550  vs
FX 4170 
Clock speed 2.83 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

details

Core2 Quad Q9550  vs
FX 4170 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 12 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 820,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 8 21
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 8125 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 71.4°C Unknown - 61.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 127 11
Overclock review score 5 0.7
Overclocked clock speed 3.99 GHz 4.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.03 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.99 GHz 4.72 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 125W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 1.51 pt/W 6.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 101.56W

bus

Architecture FSB HyperTransport 3.1
Intel Core2 Quad Q9550
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