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The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 is one of Intel's new generation of quad core processors that is energy efficient and powerful.

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Pros

Receptive to overclocking, and stable at around 3200MHz

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Faster performance on demanding tasks than some slower quad-core processors

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Lower power consumption than comparable AMD models

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Low voltage usage even at maximum possible overclock speeds

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More expensive than many Core 2 duo models

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L2 cache capacity is lower than comparably priced processors

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Stock cooler does not effectively cool at overclocked speeds, tends to heat up

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The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 is one of Intel's new generation of quad core processors that is energy efficient and powerful. The Q9300 codenamed "Yorkfield", features two 3 MB of L2 cache which gives a total of 6 MB of L2 cache, a core clock speed of 2.50 GHz, and a front side bus of 1333MHz. The CPU is manufactured on a 45nm die and contains 4 processor cores. Designed to deliver a high power efficiency, it has a Thermal Design Power of 95W. For the full report, refer to Intel Core 2 Quad.

Features
  • Core Clock Speed: 2.50GHz
  • L2-cache: 2 x 3072KB
  • Front Side Bus: 1333MHz
  • Thermal Design Power: 95W
  • Socket: LGA 775
  • Release Date: March 10, 2008    
  • Price: $266
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