Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor review - Benchmark and Specs

The processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 is developed on the 45nm technology node and architecture . Its base clock speed is 2.50 GHz, and maximum clock speed in turbo boost - 2.50 GHz. Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 contains 4 processing cores. To make a right choice for computer upgrading, please get familiar with the detailed technical specifications and benchmark results. Check socket compatibility before choosing.

General info

The base and maximum clock speed of the CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300, number of processing cores and threads.

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The general performance of a CPU can easily be determined based on the number of its cores and the thread count, as well as the base frequency and Turbo frequency. The more GHz and cores a CPU has, the better. Please note that high technical specs require using a powerful cooling system and a quality chipset (check VRM on the motherboard).

Frequency: 2.50 GHz   CPU Cores: 4
Turbo (1 Core): 2.50 GHz   CPU Threads: 4
Hyperthreading: No   Overclocking: No
Turbo (4 Cores): 2.50 GHz   Core architecture: normal
A core: 0x   B core: 0x

Internal Graphics

Some manufacturers complement their CPUs with graphic chips, such a solution being especially popular in laptops. The higher the clock frequency of a GPU is and the bigger its memory, the better.

GPU (Turbo): No turbo   Max. Memory: --

Hardware codec support

Here we deal with specs that are used by some CPU manufacturers. These numbers are mainly technical and can be neglected for the purpose of the comparison analysis.

h264: No
JPEG: No
VP8: No
VP9: No
VC-1: No
AVC: No
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
AV1: No

Memory & PCIe

These are memory standards supported by CPUs. The higher such standards, the better a CPU’s performance is.

ECC: No  

Encryption

Data encryption support

AES-NI: No  

Thermal Management

Tjunction max.: --   TDP up: --
TDP down: --   TDP (PL1): 95 W
TDP (PL2): --  

Technical details

These are key parameters that will help you determine which CPU is better. Pay special attention to the release date, technological aspects of the manufacturing process (measured in nanometers), and the third-level cache (L3).

L3-Cache: 6.00 MB   Technology: 45nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-d   Socket: AM1
Release date: Q1/2008   Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
L2-Cache: --  

Devices using this processor

You probably know already what devices use CPUs. These can be a desktop or a laptop.

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