Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
Released January, 2008
The Pros:Can handle heavy processing loads gracefully with room to spare. Generally sits at about 4% usage when not running any high-demand applications. Good flexibility with overclocking, can be pushed to even higher speeds.
The Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 is a 45nm, ‘Yorkfield’ quad-core 2.66GHz microprocessor designed as a competitive solution to AMD’s quad-core processors. An immediate step up from the Q8300, the Quad Q8400 differs only in its core speed.
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Like its peer, it features a 1333MHz FSB, as well as Intel 64 architecture, Intel Trusted Executed Technology, Execute Disable Bit, and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology. The Q8400 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 Q8400
- Frequency: 2.5 GHz
- FSB: 1333 MHz
- Cache: 4 MB
- Process: 45 nm
- Socket: Socket 775
- Power Consumption: 95 W
- Package: OEM
User Reviews (1)
can handle heavy processing loads gracefully with room to spare
generally sits at about 4% usage when not running any high-demand applications
good flexibility with overclocking, can be pushed to even higher speeds
well supported by a wide range of motherboard manufacturers, often has custom areas within the BIOS for maximizing performance
stays fairly cool while in operation
priced reasonably for the extreme performance attained
stable operation at default settings and stays stable when moderately overclocked
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