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It is a quad-core mobile processor that is a part of Intel's Core 2 Extreme Mobile line of processors.

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unlocked multiplier allows for a certain amount of performance wiggle room

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designed for the mobile professional or enthusiast gamer

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latest 45nm fabrication - smaller transistors mean less power required, cooler temperatures, faster operation

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full quad-core processor - on the same level as a more modest high end desktop processor

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only 10w more than mobile dual core offerings

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still slower than much cheaper, comparably clocked desktop processors

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extremely expensive

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unlocked multiplier on a laptop chip is senseless

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The Intel Core 2 Extreme Mobile QX9300 is a quad-core mobile processor that is a part of Intel's Core 2 Extreme Mobile line of processors.  This processor can achieve clock speeds of up to 2.53 GHz along with 12MB of L2 cache and a 1066 MHz front side bus making it ideal for hi-def multimedia or the latest generation of hardcore games. The Intel Core 2 quad-core mobile processor has four cores processing multiple threads and multiple tasks at once giving incredible artificial intelligence (AI), particle systems, dynamic physics, and texture generation. For ultimate game control, the Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core mobile processor bus ratio locks (overspeed protection) have been removed so you can fine tune your notebook for maximum gaming performance.

  • Number of Cores: 4
  • Clock Speed: 2.53 GHz
  • L2 Cache: 12 MB
  • FSB Speed: 1066 MHz
  • Instruction Set: 64-bit
  • Lithography: 45 nm
  • Max TDP: 45 W
  • VID Voltage Range: 1.050V-1.175V
  • Thermal Specification: 100°C
  • Package Size: 35mm x 35mm
  • Die Size: 214 mm2
  • Number of Transistors: 820 million
  • Sockets Supported: PGA478
  • Halogen Free Options Available 
  • Intel Virtualization Technology 
  • Execute Disable Bit 
  • Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology 
  • Intel 64
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