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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9700

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Intel Core2 Quad Q9700

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Front view of Intel Core i5 2500K

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Intel Core i5 2500K

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Features Key features of the Core2 Quad Q9700  vs Core i5 2500K 

clock speed

Core2 Quad Q9700
3.17 GHz
Core i5 2500K
3.3 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core2 Quad Q9700
3.17 GHz
Core i5 2500K
4.98 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core2 Quad Q9700
3.17 GHz
Core i5 2500K
4.88 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9700  vs
Core i5 2500K 
Clock speed 3.17 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core2 Quad Q9700  vs
Core i5 2500K 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.17 GHz 4.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz 4.88 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.17 GHz 4.98 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 41.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 110.03 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 112.55W
Intel Core2 Quad Q9700
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