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The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 is one of Intel's new generation of quad core processors that is energy efficient and powerful.

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Pros

95W TDP is good compared to AMD quadcores and i7

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one of the most powerful CPUs, even today with i7

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high performance for both single threaded applications and those that fully utilize multiple cores - 4 x 2.83GHz stock

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built on the latest 45nm fabrication process - lower power draw, higher clock speeds, less waste heat produced

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available in a 65W low power version

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high clock speed - similar to dual cores, good for single threaded applications

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Cons

new generation of processors now available

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95W TDP is still rather hot

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expensive

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The Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 is one of Intel's new generation of quad core processors that is energy efficient and powerful. The Q9550 codenamed "Yorkfield", features two 6 MB of L2 cache which gives a total of 12 MB of L2 cache, a core clock speed of 2.83 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: 2.83GHz
  • L2-cache: 2 x 6144KB
  • Front Side Bus: 1333MHz
  • Thermal Design Power: 95W
  • Socket: LGA 775
  • Release Date: March, 2008    
  • Price: $530
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