Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
Released January, 2008
The Pros:Comes with thermal paste already applied. Includes a relatively quiet stock cooler. Good price/performance value for the aging LGA775 socket.
The Cons:Included cooler uses Intel's push-pins - difficult to install. Aging CPU architecture and socket design. Low multiplier - not the best for overclocking.
The Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 is a 45nm, ‘Yorkfield’ quad-core 2.5GHz microprocessor designed for LGA775 sockets. One of the lower processors in the Intel Core 2 Quad series, the Q300 differs only in its core speed and reduced 4MB L2 cache.
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Otherwise, it maintains its upgraded peers’ 1333MHz FSB, as well as Intel 64 architecture, Intel Trusted Executed Technology, Execute Disable Bit, and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology. The Q300 has a smaller die—all cores on one die—and should therefore function as a great overclocker. However, its low multiplier of 7.5 drastically limits the overclocking power of the chip due to its standard FSB.
- ‘Yorkfield’ Quad-Core
- Intel 64
- Intel Trusted Executed Technology
- Execute Disable Bit
- Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
- Intel Wide Dynamic Execution
- Intel Intelligent Power Capability
- Intel Smart Memory Access
- Intel Advanced Smart Cache
- Intel Advanced Digital Media Boost
- Mfr Part Number: AT80580PJ0604MN
- Process Type: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8300
- Frequency: 2.5 GHz
- FSB: 1333 MHz
- Cache: 4 MB
- Process: 45 nm
- Socket: Socket 775
- Power Consumption: 95 W
- Package: OEM
User Reviews (2)
comes with thermal paste already applied
includes a relatively quiet stock cooler
good price/performance value for the aging LGA775 socket
great for multi-threaded tasks such as video encoding, graphical design, CAD etc.
included cooler uses Intel's push-pins - difficult to install
aging CPU architecture and socket design
low multiplier - not the best for overclocking
not much of an advantage over traditional dual cores when it comes to gaming
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