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Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9705

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core2 Quad Q9705

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 0.5 MB 12x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 6x more l2 cache per core
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 77.19W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 3.17 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz vs 3.17 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz vs 3.17 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core2 Quad Q9705 vs Core i3 3220

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core2 Quad Q9705  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 3.17 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core2 Quad Q9705  vs
Core i3 3220 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 6 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.17 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.17 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.17 GHz 3.43 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 55W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 1.7 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 44.69W
Intel Core2 Quad Q9705
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