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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9705

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Intel Core2 Quad Q9705

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core2 Quad Q9705 vs the AMD Athlon X4 860K.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q9705 vs Athlon X4 860K

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9705  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Clock speed 3.17 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

details

Core2 Quad Q9705  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
L2 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.17 GHz 4.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.17 GHz 4.37 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.7 pt/W 9.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 77.19W
Intel Core2 Quad Q9705
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AMD Athlon X4 860K
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