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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9650

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Intel Core2 Quad Q9650

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Much more l2 cache 12 MB vs 0.25 MB 48x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.15 GHz vs 2.23 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 3 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 12x more l2 cache per core
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.25 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon XP 2200+

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AMD Athlon XP 2200+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon XP 2200+ vs the Intel Core2 Quad Q9650.

Features Key features of the Core2 Quad Q9650  vs Athlon XP 2200+ 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core2 Quad Q9650
4.15 GHz
Athlon XP 2200+
2.23 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9650  vs
Athlon XP 2200+ 
Clock speed 3 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
462

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

bus

Clock speed 1,333 MHz 266 MHz

details

Core2 Quad Q9650  vs
Athlon XP 2200+ 
Threads 4 1
L2 cache 12 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 3 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.15 GHz 2.23 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.25 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.15 GHz 2.23 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 77.19W N/A
Intel Core2 Quad Q9650
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